Sat, 12 May|
Holy Innocents' Catholic Church
PECS National Awareness Day
Over 80 lay people and priests from all over England attended this day to find out more about the parish evangelisation cell system, to hear testimonies, to network and share practical experiences.
Time & Location
12 May 2018, 10:00 – 15:00
Holy Innocents' Catholic Church, Holy Innocents' Presbytery, Strickland Way, Orpington BR6 9UE, UK
About The Event
From 8 am helpers arrived to set up for the day, meeting together for a short time of prayer before the attendees arrived. Refreshments were served by Sister Esther and her wonderful catering team as people gathered from 9 am, followed by a time of prayer and praise. There were a mixture of priests and parishioners from other parishes along with members and non-Cell members of Holy Innocents’ parish. Ian Insley acted as Master of Ceremonies (MC), linking all the proceedings together in his great humourist style. Father Victor was the first speaker, sharing his personal journey towards the setting up of the Parish Evangelisation Cell System (PECS) at Holy Innocents’.
Feedback from the Director of the Westminster Diocesan Agency for Evangelisation: “Just a very quick email to say a very big “thank you” to you and all the team for your welcome and hospitality at the school today. I came back buzzing and managed to share the joy of what I received today with almost 100 new Catholics at Westminster Cathedral before their 6pm Mass with the Cardinal. God bless you all and all that you do. Fr Chris (Vipers)"
You can read more details in the report prepared by Cecilia Skudder.
The entire PECS national awareness day was filmed and can be viewed on YouTube: