Proclaim 15

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Holy Cow
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Proclaim 15

Post by Holy Cow » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:59 pm

Are you/your parish doing anything for this?

This has not been announced by our PP and when I have asked some parishioners if they were aware of it; I got rather blank looks...

http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Spe ... troduction

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VML
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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by VML » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:29 pm

For the last couple of weeks we have been saying the Proclaim 15 prayer after most Masses. We have also had some study meetings on 'Joy in the Gospel', of which I attended one, along with 20+ people, but I cannot remember much about it.

alan29
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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by alan29 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:38 am

Never heard of it, and our PP is the diocesan VG!

High Peak
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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by High Peak » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:16 am

Absolutely no mention of it in our parts. Most frustrating; scandalously so.

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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by FrGareth » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:45 am

I am the Proclaim'15 co-ordinator for my diocese. Each co-ordinator was given the invidious task of selecting 35 individuals from their diocese to attend this limited-seats event in Birmingham. Since we are a small diocese, I wrote to all Parish Priests asking them to recommend delegates, as well as approaching the obvious members of the diocesan curia and assorted lay movements. In some of the larger dioceses, I can well imagine the co-ordinator would have been able to fill all 35 places from curial and other obvious contexts without open advertising.

The key is what happens next. The Birmingham conference (in a large theatre) will generate a lot of resource materials which can be rolled out in dioceses in the autumn - this will be launched on Home Mission Sunday. So it is premature to complain yet. The test will be whether this autumn, your diocese makes these Proclaim'15 materials widely available, promoted by the delegates going to Birmingham on 11 July. Some dioceses will be running their own follow-up conference. If you live in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, you are invited to apply before 20 July for our diocesan Proclaim'15 which takes place on 10 October. Details at: http://www.drgareth.info/P15-Cardiff.pdf
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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by liturgyprof » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:24 pm

There is however a hope (expectation?) that each parish in England and Wales will have a prayer service on the evening of Saturday July 11th to pray for the success of this initiative.
Those who have not been engaged hitherto might like to visit the website referenced above, ie http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/proclaim15

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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by helen rees » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:26 pm

Not quite on topic but almost - Is there any driver who would like to attend the event in Birmingham who would be able to drive a minibus from East London leaving on Friday about 2pm coming back on Saturday late. Please let me know if you can.

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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by helen rees » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:36 pm

Sorry that should read Thursday not Friday

Holy Cow
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Re: Proclaim 15

Post by Holy Cow » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:24 am

After my last post, i have drummed up some interest; hoping to be able to introduce it at least during mass that weekend and start using the Proclaim 15 prayer (PP permitting).

It was just rather dissapointing that if there was an 'expectation' of parish involvement on the 11th July and beyond, that the info just wasnt filtered down to parishioner level. I heard that no body was interested at the most recent pastoral area council meeting and hence it just stops there?! Those that are interested - we're not even the liturgical team, we're the events team!

Unfortunately, there may not be enough time to organise the prayer vigil on the 11th July, we will certainly be keeping the participants in our prayers that evening, and praying the Proclaim 15 prayer.

We are hoping to be able to fully explore the prayer vigil resource the following week, engage in the other 3 hour sessions over the summer, and hopefully go to the the diocesan event in Sep/Oct.

Sorry, rant over!

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