Dear Friends May you be blessed with a happy and hopeful New Year. Although we are still in the midst of illness and restrictions, there are signs of hope as vaccines begin to be rolled out. We thank God for the answers to prayers made right at the beginning of the pandemic, that vaccines would be developed quickly; and we continue to pray for those suffering and for an end to the global crisis.
ADoRE monthly sessions will continue online for the foreseable future, and we are encouraged by many positive reactions already to our 2021 programme plans – see below for information about the year and the January zoom meeting.
2020 has of course been an extraordinary year of challenges, but we praise and thank the Holy Spirit for inspiring and enabling us to respond by initiating new developments throughout the year, as summarised below.
We believe that in 2021, as we continue to worship the Lord ever more deeply, thanking Him for everything He is doing, we will see His glory shining ever more brightly and many more people experiencing Him at work in their lives.
Alastair and the Core Group
The Table below show all our activity for 2021 in general outline.
Please note that while we are under Covid restrictions all meetings will be via ZOOM online. Visit our website for registration and log on details each month.
Register NOW for our mini-retreat morning on Zoom and, through our worship at Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prophetic reflection, praise and inspiring talk, we will find out how the Lord is equipping us to share his Good News with the world through the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” – His empowerment, which is a current of grace for the whole Church.
|Date||Register by Zoom||Topic||Guest Speakers|
|January 23rd 2021 10am||mini-retreat morning on Zoom||“God's Love” God loves you; He wants to be in a personal relationship with you and to give you a better life.||Charles Whitehead, respected international speaker and author; former chair of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service.|
|February 27th 2021 10am||Zoom||"Salvation". God sent his Son Jesus to give you new life through his death and resurrection. Jesus is your Lord and Saviour.||Fr Paul Leonard, Parish Priest at Sacred Heart, Hook. Mass celebrant at Celebrate Southampton Conference.|
|March 27th 2021 10am||Zoom||“New Life” Jesus came so that you could be given the source of new life, the Holy Spirit.||Jenny Baker. Vice Chair of Renewal Services England; Celebrate conference co-ordinator and speaker; presenter of CaFE Catholic faith exploration DVDs.|
|April 24th 2021 10am||Zoom||"Receiving God's Gift." To receive new life you must turn away from those things which block our relationship with God and accept Jesus as your Lord.|| Peter Hobbs, leader of Parish formation and confirmation courses.
|May 22nd 2021 10am||Zoom||"Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit." Surrender to the Lord and expect to receive the new life in the Holy Spirit.||Fr Anthony Meredith, Vicar General of the Institute of Charity (the Rosminians) and former Chaplain to ADoRE.
|June 26th 2021 10am||Zoom||"Growth." Grow your Christian life in the Spirit through prayer, study, service and community.||Carol Ann Harnett, independent trainer in forming adults as catechists. Formerly with the Maryvale Institute and School of the Annunciation.
|July 24th 2021 10am||Zoom||Transformation in Christ. The Holy Spirit is at work in you to change you and make you holier.||Maria Heath, Chair of Charismatic Renewal Services England and a passionate speaker on making parishes more missionary.
|August 21st: 2021 10am||Zoom||“Gifts of the Holy Spirit." The Holy Spirit gives a variety of gifts to enable you to be Jesus to others. Special focus on charisms of Tongues and Miracles.||Fr. Gareth Leyshon, working with the Sion Community to train parish missionaries.
|September 18th 2021 10am||Zoom||“Healing through the Holy Spirit." Special focus on the charisms of healing and deliverance.||Geoff and Gina Poulter former directors of the Catholic Bible School with over 25 years healing ministry experience.
|October 23rd 2021 10am||Zoom||“Guidance of the Holy Spirit." Jesus promised the Spirit will guide you into all truth. Special focus on charisms of Wisdom, Prophecy and Discernment.|| Kristina Cooper, conference speaker and former editor of Good News Magazine .
|November 27th 2021 10am||Zoom||“Fruit of the Holy Spirit." As you give the Spirit more control of your life, he grows you to look like Jesus.|| Andrew Lawrence. Lead Elder of Harvest Church, Alton and part of the leadership team of Commission, an international family of churches.
Mini-retreat for spiritual renewal with Mass, Adoration, prophetic reflection, praise, inspiring talk and sharing. With guest speaker international Catholic renewal leader, author and speaker Charles Whitehead.
Topic: see the table for list of monthly topics
Part of our 2021 programme: “ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT -filled with all the fullness of God.” We explore how the Holy Spirit inspires and empowers us to be missionary disciples.
10.00 Mass celebrated by Fr. Anthony Meredith,
followed by Adoration
10.50 Prophetic reflection
11.15 Praise and worship
11.30 Talk by Charles Whitehead
12.15 Prayer for renewal in the Holy Spirit
12.30 Testimony and Sharing in groups
Testimony from participant: “As always, the power of the Holy Spirit was not diminished by the fact that we could not be physically together. This is to me the most remarkable thing about Adore online. The event is well organised and presented.”