Hearts on Fire is a new seven-week course beginning June 6 2019 at St Joseph's Parish in Thame.

It is open to anyone who would like to come and listen and who is interested in faith formation for themselves and for passing on faith to others.

Do you really know and understand your faith?

Is the Lord truly risen for you?

Is your life being transformed by the Gospel?

Are you able to answer the one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you?

(1 Peter 3:15)

In such a dechristianised culture never has there been such a need to strengthen/provide adult faith formation for those already baptised, but whose formal faith formation perhaps did not go much beyond childhood. All of us need comprehensive faith formation so that we can be in, but not of, the world and to enable us to pass on faith to others.

Come and listen

Topics include

The essential message of the Gospel and stages of conversion

The effects of our secular culture

Doing our part and the role of grace

Invisible spiritual enemies

Repent and believe

The creed and why I believe it

The four pillars of our faith and the hierarchy of truths

Speakers include:

Jane Deegan, Head of Parish Catechetics Archdiocese of Birmingham

Dr Victoria Seed, Catechetical Development Officer Catholic Bishops' Conference

Fr Jeremy Davies, retired exorcist

David McLoughlin, Emeritus Newman University

Sister Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, Dominican Sister of St Joseph and Leader Formation for Mission Portsmouth Diocese


Jane Deegan: [email protected]

07595 724 300

Fr David Hartley: [email protected]

07765 931 126