To mark the Year of the Word the diocese of Portsmouth is launching Readers’ training workshops which are available for parishes to book.
The training offered consists in two workshops of three hours each, each run on a separate day, for all church readers and aspiring readers. On completion of the two workshops, the participants are awarded a diocesan recognitio.
The workshops offer Liturgical and Biblical formation, as well as practical training, to ensure that the Word of God is read with clarity and conviction. The training ends with a time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
1 hour: Introduction to the Liturgy – understanding the Liturgy of the Word
2 hours: Practical aspects of Reading with small group work – proclaiming the Word with clarity and conviction
80 minutes : Understanding the Bible
50 minutes : Preparing the Sunday Readings with small group work
50 minutes : Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (30 minutes) followed by commissioning, with award of Diocesan Recognitio
St Michael and all Angels Parish Hall, 437 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5BD - Directions
Workshop 1: 16th November, 1pm – 4pm (arrival and registration from 12.30)
Workshop 2: 23rd November, 12.00 noon – 4pm (shared lunch at 12.00)
St Peter and the Winchester Martyrs church, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RY (in the parish hall) - Directions
Workshop 1: 11th January, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)
Workshop 2: 25th January, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)
St Joseph Parish, 67 Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1EH – Directions
Workshop 1 and 2: 1st February, 10am – 4.30 pm
St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, SO418NH - Directions
Workshop 1: 7th March, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)
Workshop 2: 14th March, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)
For more details, contact Chris Peacock:
Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP, Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, SO41 8NH. Tel. 01590 681 874. email: ffm @ portsmouthdiocese.org.uk