Adult Formation

Scripture from Scratch: Why do we need the Old Testament?

Marcion, a heretical 2nd century bishop, suggested that Christians should dispense with the Old Testament, that it was rendered void by the New. Some people today might agree. The Church, however, vigorously refutes this idea. The Church has always venerated the Old Testament. Vatican II affirmed this and this is reflected in our Lectionary.

The Old Testament is the true Word of God. It was given (and belongs) to the community of Ancient Israel. We share with our Jewish brothers and sisters our efforts to understand it. “We read it in communities that stand in the Presence of God in the deeply troubling challenges of our own time” (W. Brueggemann).

This course will offer insights into understanding and living these complex writings. Participants may attend individual sessions.

22nd November 2018 — The Prophets What is good government? Who decides? Kings, Priests, Prophets? The State, the Church, the Prophets?

Location: Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE.
Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm.
Suggested donation £5.
Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.


Advent Day of Reflection

Thursday, 6th December 2018 — Speaker to be announced.

Location: Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE.
Time: 9.30 for 10 am until 3 pm. (closing with Holy Mass)
Suggested donation £14.
Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.


The Eucharistic scripture references using art

3rd and 10th December — Two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ

The two evenings will explore and discuss the Eucharistic scripture references of Cana, Supper at Emmaus and Last Supper and also the Feeding of the Five thousand. Fr Geoffrey will also show examples of how artists have interpreted the scripture passages from the catacombs to the present day. The participants will focus on two eucharistic moments each evening. There will be plenty of time each evening for discussion, comments and questions.

Location: Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Suggested donation £5.
Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.