WE ARE ALL MISSIONARY DISCIPLES
You are invited to join Bishop Jonathan at the Ebbsfleet Lay Congress at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday 2nd September from 10:30am to 4:00pm.
Last year’s Congress was a great success. Coventry Cathedral full of people from across the Ebbsfleet area. The Congress is a key event for all churchwardens and PCC members – new and old; and for all active lay people — young and old; and of course the clergy: to help all our parishes think and pray together about our future.
Last year – with Bishop Rowan Williams and Archdeacon Morris Rodham – we thought about what makes a parish healthy and how Catholic communities grow. This year the theme looks outward. Any parish that has the Eucharist at its heart – as all Ebbsfleet parishes do – should overflow in mission. The clue is in the word: the Mass – ‘Go in peace, glorifying God’. Our title is a word of encouragement from Pope Francis in The Joy of the Gospel:
WE ARE ALL MISSIONARY DISCIPLES!
This year’s main speakers will be Bishop Philip North & Fr Damian Feeney.