Forming Intentional Disciples in London
A few years ago there was a terrific buzz surrounding this book— Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell. It seemed everyone was reading it, bishops were buying it for their priests and priests were buying it for their catechists.
It begins with some deeply concerning statistics about who is joining & leaving the Catholic Church, why, and where they are going. The Author, Sherry Weddell, reveals what many already are aware of: after working with hundreds of parishes, and personally interviewing a couple thousand practicing Catholics, most of whom described themselves as “active” and “heavily involved” in their parishes, Sherry found that many of them have tremendous gaps in their understanding of the faith. They might be in Church every Sunday: ushers, lectors, parish secretaries, religious ed teachers and so on. Yet Weddell not infrequently discovered many who—upon sharing with her their own experience of the faith—did not believe in the divinity of Jesus, or who intimated that that they don't even believe in a personal God at all!
The book presents a vision of the Church where we are all alive and committed to the mission of evangelisation, a mission which is given to all of us by virtue of our Baptism. It articulates a vision of committed lay disciples working with Pastors to make the Church alive with the Good News of the Gospel.
It is exciting and provides valuable strategies that have been shown to work in practical situations time and time again.
Sherry is now coming to London and presenting her ideas at Ealing Abbey (16th & 17th September) and on the Monday evening (19th September), Sherry will also be giving a much abridged version of her weekend seminar at St. Patrick's Soho. This event begins with Bishop Philip Egan introducing her at 6:30 pm. The cost is £5.
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to hear Sherry speak about ideas that are rejuvenating the Church today, don't miss out and book your place today!