Programme for the day:
MORNING PLENARY SESSION
11.00 am – 12.00pm
UNFOLDING A NEW LIGHT with input and experiences from people of all ages
12.00pm (Online Catholic Mass for those who wish to attend).
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT WORKSHOPS / WEBINARS:
Please select one workshop from A and one workshop from B on the booking form.
3.00pm – 4.00pm
A NEW LIGHT IN THE FAMILY led by New families
We explore how to keep the flame of love alive in the family and thus be aware of the presence of Jesus among us.
THE GREAT SUMMER GATHERING BAKE OFF
Cook some treats and get great baking tips. The recipes and what information on ingredients and any equipment you need will be sent to you on registering
JESUS AMONG US – A LIGHT FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
In this webinar Christians from different Churches explore how Chiara Lubich’s insights into “Where two or more …”(Mt 18:20) can contribute towards Christian Unity.
This ecumenical hour sees Bishops, pastors and laity sharing their experiences and the fruits of living these words of Jesus. There will also be time for dialogue.
TEENS4TEENS (AGE 9 -18) WITH GEN VERDE led by Teen4unity
Program organised by teens4unity for teenagers sharing who they are through games and experiences. As part of the programme there will be a special contribution of songs and experiences from the international performance group Gen Verde.
4.30pm to 5.30pm
ALL YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO ASK ABOUT FOCOLARE
Question and answer session. Please provide questions by 22 June. We hope this workshop will clarify the questions that people new to the spirituality may have.
KNIT-WORKING – An hour of knitting and nattering. Bring you needles or crotchet hooks to go ahead with your own project or knit a square for a blanket. (You will be e mailed a pattern). This is also an opportunity to introduce ourselves and share our experiences /reflections with one another. We can also pool patterns , initiatives and the joys and sufferings of knitworking!
NAVIGATING SOME ASPECTS OF WELLBEING IN THE NEW NORMAL
This workshop looks at some practical steps we can take to help improve our wellbeing in these difficult times.
FAMILY GAMES AND ARTS AND CRAFTS – run by THE TEENS
Inviting children with their families to have half an hour of fun games and half an hour of arts and crafts. We can’t wait to have you join our hour of fun together.
8.00 – 9.00pm FOCOLARE FAMILY PARTY – A moment of craic and relaxation
While there is no charge for the online event, for technical and other reasons,
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL.
If you would like to join the event, please complete this registration form by MONDAY 22ND JUNE 2020. (click here to open the booking form).
A detailed outline and links will be sent to you.
The Focolare summer gathering is open to everyone, so please invite your friends, and feel free to circulate this invitation.
For further information email FocolareDay2020@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 27th June 2020!