Faith Fest in St Helens

Faith Fest, a celebration and renewal of ministry, took place from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th September in the parishes of the St Monica Pastoral Area, St Helens.  A series of workshops were held in local churches and culminated in a Diocesan ‘Word of the Lord’ Day with Fr Denis McBride CSsR and Dr Marian Tolley at the Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation on Saturday 20 September.
 
The workshops that took place throughout the week were:
 
Sunday 14 September
‘Everybody’s welcome: Ministry of Welcome and Hospitality.’
Eleanor Lalley
2.00 pm St Julie’s, Eccleston
Pictures from the event
 
‘Children’s Liturgy’
Ann Welsh
12.45 pm St Mary, Lowe House
Pictures from the event
 
Monday 15 September
‘Bread for the Hungry’
Maureen Knight and Father Chris Thomas
2.00 pm Corpus Christi, Rainford
7.15 pm St Mary, Lowe House
Pictures from this event
 
‘The Joy of the Gospel’
Steve Atherton
2.00 pm St Mary, Lowe House
Pictures from this event
 
Tuesday 16 September
‘Ministry to the Elderly’
Sister Catherine Darby SND
2.00 pm St Patrick’s
7.15 pm St Austin’s
Pictures from this event
 
Wednesday 17 September
Prayer Morning at St Julie's, Eccleston
Pictures from this event

‘Ministry of Consolation’
Maureen Knight and Sister Barbara Patterson
2.00 pm Holy Cross and St Helen
 
‘Ministry of Catholic Motherhood’
Elizabeth Davies
2.00 pm St Julie, Eccleston
7.15 pm Corpus Christi, Rainford
 
‘Ministries of Jesus’
Father Joe Smith and Dympna Magee
7.15 pm Holy Cross and St Helen
 
Thursday 18 September
‘Ministry of Consolation’
Maureen Knight and Sister Barbara Patterson
2.00 pm Corpus Christi, Rainford
 
‘We have no young people in the parish!’
Father Simon Gore and Animate Youth Ministries
7.15 pm Animate Youth Cafe, Lowe House
 
‘The Joy of the Gospel’
Steve Atherton
7.15 pm St Teresa, Devon Street
 
Saturday 20 September
Diocesan ‘Word of the Lord’ Day
Father Denis McBride CSsR and Dr Marian Tolley
9.30 am-4.30 pm Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation
Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA.