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Our Faith Formation

Our Ongoing Formation

Ongoing Formation (for both St Cuthbert’s and St John Vianney & St Monica’s parishes) meets most Thursdays at St John Vianney’s presbytery at 7.00pm – and is especially beneficial for those who are undertaking parish ministries & involvement. Keep an eye on the latest weekly Parish Newsletter for details here.

For those who are thinking about becoming a Catholic, or if you know someone who may want to consider becoming a Catholic, this course will be particularly appropriate – but please speak with one of our priests first. (Why not ask someone you know to come along!) In Lent this group meets weekly as we prepare for and with those who will be Baptised and/or Confirmed during the Easter Vigil or around Eastertide.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process the Catholic Church offers to those who are asking about the Catholic Faith to experience both their journey in faith, and the experience of others.  Enquirers can listen to what the Church is about, what it teaches about Jesus and how it is lived out.  They can also ask questions and share how God is speaking to them and the other Catholic Christians who are involved. Any enquirers should first contact Fr Etienne (01253 762227) to arrange an initial meeting. Sometimes, due to particular circumstances it will be possible for adults to meet one-to-one with the priest for instruction.

Days of Recollection

Days of Recollection are run in the parish throughout the year by the clergy of the parish and by visiting Priests on various topics of the Christian life. These Days include Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Talks, Question & Answer, Video Resources and social. Days of Recollection are also organised with the wider Blackpool Catholic Deanery (all the Catholic parishes). Please regularly consult the weekly parish newsletter for details. 

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