7:30pm 10th December “Love Needs to be Organised” – A talk by John Battle

On Monday we have an evening discussion with John Battle MP.  You may know John from his articles which have often been featured in The Tablet.

John Battle, a former MP, is a member of Leeds Citizens and the Chair of the Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is coming to speak on the theme “Love Needs to be Organised”.

The talk will be introduced by Bishop Paul Swarbrick and followed by a group discussion and questions.

The title of the talk is taken from a line in Pope Benedict’s First Encyclical “Deus Caritas Est”. John believes that we need to do things, to change things for the better and that requires that we get organised. Referencing the relationship between prayer and action. He will draw analogies from the ruins of Kirkstall, a Cistercian Abbey near Leeds and Armley Remand Prison following Thomas Merton’s theme of the relationship between contemplation and action.

This will be a good evening.  Click here for more details.

Christmas arrangements

There will be no Mass on Thursday 13th December as some of the Xaverians are attending the Assembly in Coatbridge.

The Centre will be closed after Mass on Thursday the 20th December and will reopen on the 7th January for Cuppa Chat and the resumption of a bright new year.

Most of the usual activities are now on the calendar.  We have come some way in 2018 but there is a lot more to do in 2019.

Speakers Corner: Bishop Paul Swarbrick

On Friday 30th November 2018 Bishop Paul was the guest speaker at the first Speakers Corner Event at ‘Tabor’ – The Xaverian Centre for Mission and Spirituality.

Speakers Corner is a new event designed to create an informal space where speakers can be themselves and share something of their spiritual journey.

With over 80 in the audience, Bishop Paul shared his story in a very humble and open way.  It was a moving insight into what has shaped him as a person and brought him to this point.  People were inspired by his thoughts and many spoke of their sense of hope for the future of the Diocese with Bishop Paul as leader.

Here are two images from the event.

You can see more here.

 

 

Speakers Corner:- Bishop Paul Swarbrick

BISHOP PAUL SWARBRICK

This is the first of our Speakers Corner events. We are delighted to invite you to an informal audience with Bishop Paul Swarbrick, who will share the story of his journey so far. Entry free but donations welcome.

7pm Fri 30th November 2018

Order free tickets by clicking here.

OR ring Reception 01772 717122

OR contact Mary & Chris Cullen

Mob:- 07846 493933 or click here to email them.

Here is a link to the poster if you wish to help publicise the event

Continuing our Journey into John’s Gospel

Advance notice of a two day course on John’s Gospel led by Donna Worthington.

Day 1:  Monday 1st April 2019  10-4pm:  Why was Jesus put to death? We will explore the religious, political, theological background of the Passion Narratives.

Day 2:  Monday 8th April 2019  10-4pm: At the foot of the cross with John – We will explore The Beloved Disciple’s way of ‘seeing’ that liberates.

Cost £20 x 2 = £40

Bookings open now.  See the calendar for details on how to book.

Speakers Corner

BISHOP PAUL SWARBRICK

This is the first of our Speakers Corner events. We are delighted to invite you to an informal audience with Bishop Paul Swarbrick, who will share the story of his journey so far. Entry free but donations welcome .

7pm Fri 30th November 2018

Order free tickets by clicking here.

OR ring Reception 01772 717122

OR contact Mary & Chris Cullen

Mob:- 07846 493933 or click here to email them.

Here is a link to the poster if you wish to help publicise the event

10th December. John Battle comes to speak at the Preston Centre

The Jesuits and Xaverians in Preston are hosting an evening talk by John Battle who is Chair of the Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission.  The talk will be introduced by Bishop Paul Swarbrick and followed by a group discussion, questions and answers.

The title of the talk is taken from a line in Pope Benedict’s First Encyclical “Deus Caritas Est”.  John believes that we need to do things, to change things for the better and that requires that we get organised.  Referencing the relationship between prayer and action, he will draw analogies from the ruins of Kirkstall, a Cistercian Abbey near Leeds and Armley Remand Prison following Thomas Merton’s theme of the relationship between contemplation and action.

John was was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds West from 1987 to 2010.

The Justice and Peace Commission seeks to identify and raise awareness of injustices and their root causes, whether they occur locally, nationally or internationally. The Commission does this in order to foster and encourage social change for a better world

As Christians we believe in the dignity of human beings and the rights of people to live in peace. We take action on the most pressing issues facing our communities, such as Climate Change, Poverty and racism.

The event is free but we will take bookings through Eventbrite so as to control numbers.  If you are unable or unwilling to tangle with Eventbrite then we can do that for you.  Let us know by signing the sheet on the reception desk or using the enquiry form here.