Adult Formation

Click here for details Agency for Evangelisation – May Bulletin

‘Learn From Me’
Support for Parish Catechists:
Reflecting on the Lives of
Saints and Blesseds of Catechesis

As part of the development of ongoing formation and support
of catechists, monthly online 45-minute prayer times are being
offered, 7.30pm – 8.15pm, on the following dates:

Thurs. 6th May: St George Preca
Mon. 7th June: St Jose de Anchieta
Tues. 6th July: St Clelia Barbieri

Registration required beforehand to receive the Zoom link.
Contact Warren Brown at
For more information, contact Anna Dupelycz

London Jesuit Centre courses


  • We are launching two new opportunities for prayer each month, an hour’s Guided Prayer on first Thursdays at 7pm and Saturday Retreat on second Saturdays 2.00-4.30pm.
  • Theology and Covid – a series of three online panel discussions from the Catholic Theological Association, with audience participation, on the impact of Covid on the life and practice of the Church.
  • Retreat in Daily Life – each month we are offering an online retreat over the course of a week.  Theses retreats are individually guided with optional workshops on prayer.
  • Theology and Poetry – an online course with Kate Banks on the ways in which theology is expressed in poetry, with practical examples and exploration.
  • LJC Book Club – continues with a new book and discussion session each month.


Tuesday 27 April at 7.00-7.30pm


Dates: This is a five-week course. The introductory session is on Tuesday 27 April at 7.00-7.30pm and the online seminars are on Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 May and 1 June 2021 at 7.00-8.00pm (London time).
Level: Open to all
Course leader: Fr Ladislav Sulik SJ
Invited contribution: £65 (more information)
Venue: Online using the Zoom app
Register: registration form (more information)

Course overview

The Catholic Church’s teaching on the family holds up a high ideal of family life and describes it as a path of holiness. But many people experience brokenness and difficulties in family life, and may feel far from the ideal. In this course we will be exploring Church teaching on family life, using Pope Francis’ letter to all Christians Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love 2016). We will have the opportunity to reflect on and share our own experience, and explore how it can relate to Church teaching in hopeful and helpful ways.

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You will find information on these and other LJC courses and events, regularly updated, on our website:


Understanding Islam – a 9-week course with Dr Damian Howard SJ in partnership with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Dates: This is a 9-week course in two parts.  Sessions are on Tuesdays 27 April and 4, 11, 18, 25 May and 8, 15, 22, 29 June and 6 July at 7.00-8.30pm (London time).
LJC Strand: Theology
Level: Open to all, but intended for those who come across Islam and Muslims in their ministerial activity
Course tutor: Dr Damian Howard SJ
Invited contribution: £145 (more information)
Venue: Online using Zoom app
Register: Click here to register (more information)


The Church’s Best Kept Secret: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought – a 5-week course with Francis Stewart.

Dates: This is a 5-week course with seminars on Wednesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June and 7 July 2021 at 7.00-8.00pm (London time)
LJC strands: Theology and Social & Environmental Justice
Level: This is an entry level course open to all
Course tutor: Francis Stewart
Invited contribution: £65 (more information)
Venue: Online using Zoom app
Register: Click here to register (more information)

Reflecting with Saints and Blesseds of Catechesis
As part of our development of ongoing formation and support of  catechists, we are initiating a
short online monthly prayer time together via Zoom, reflecting on saints of catechesis. The time will
consist of prayers, scripture, a short biography of the saint and a question or two for reflection, perhaps
some music. We’re trying 7.30pm – 8pm to begin with but if there’s a feeling a different time would be
more convenient, it can always change. See below for information about the opportunities between
now and Christmas. As you can see, the day of the week will change, running in a cycle of Monday to
Thursday inclusive to hopefully suit as many as possible. Running alongside these virtual meetings,
eventually there’ll be a recorded presentation version and a downloadable printed resource. Please be
patient with the latter two aspects!

Maryvale Certificate Courses
All courses with Maryvale are now conducted online, at least until July 2021. This has meant that
courses will now begin this Autumn, rather than March. Apologies for the late notification of these
dates: we only received them this week! we are waiting for a reply to the query if it is possible to begin
the CPMM after the first study day as it is fast approaching. Should anybody wish to undertake any of
these courses, here are the dates of the study days for 2020-21:
Certificate in Parish Ministry and Mission (CPMM)
Saturday 10th October 2020 (Modules 1 &2)
Saturday 17th April 2021 (Modules 3 & 4)
Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis
Year 1: Saturday 24th October 2020 (Modules 1 & 2)
Saturday 8th May 2021
Year 2: Saturday 31st October 2020 (Modules 5 & 6)
Saturday 22nd May 2021 (Modules & & 8)
Catechesis in Marriage and Family
Saturday 14th November 2020
Saturday 13th March 2021
All study days are 10.00am – 2.00pm.
For further details, go to
or contact Anna
Bursaries are available from the Agency for Evangelisation.