The Gift

This Autumn, we are running The Gift discussion course in our parish, an inspiring and practical series aimed at people of all ages to help them encounter the Holy Spirit and share their faith.

The sessions are relaxed, personal and informative, rooted in the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and endorsed by Pope Francis.

  • Session 1:  The Father’s Loving Plan (7th October)  
  • Session 2:  The Joy of the Gospel (14th October)
  • Short movie session:  The Cross” by Billy Graham (21st October)
  • Session 3:  The Gift of the Spirit (28th October)
  • Session 4:  Unwrapping God’s Gift (4th November)
  • Session 5:  Encountering God’s Spirit (11th November)
  • Session 6:  Living in the Spirit (18th November)

For more information, watch the video below, visit the website or contact our parish team at

If you can’t attend the sessions, why not join in at home by reflecting and praying using the reflections. They will appear here week by week.

1. The Father’s loving plan

The Catechism reminds us that we can actually come to know the Father’s love like Jesus did while on earth.

This is the most beautiful moment of any creature’s life: to know that one is loved, personally, by God, to feel oneself lifted to the bosom of the Trinity and to find oneself in the flood of love that flows between Father and Son, enfolded in their love, sharing their passionate love for the world.

Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, Come, Creator Spirit

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2. The Joy of the Gospel

We need to constantly remember God’s unconditional love for us each day.

I led them with reins of kindness, with leading strings of love. I was like someone who lifts an infant close against his cheek; stooping down to him I gave him his food.

Hosea 11:4

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