Growing in Faith for Adults and Young People
All Christians - adults, children or teenagers - are called to grow in their understanding of their own faith. Our relationships with God change throughout our lives. Some people may find their faith challenged by events in their own lives, others may feel a call to enter more deeply into the mysteries of their life in Christ. As Jesus himself said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). This process of entering into the fullness of life never ceases.
The main means for Catholics to develop their faith are through personal prayer, through the sacraments (especially the Eucharist in which we are fed on the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ), and by living their daily lives as far as possible in accordance with Christ's commandments to love God and to love one another. In addition, the parish organises various activities for adults and for young people.
Many activities throughout the year have a social dimension. A weekly "Goodwill Club" for older people meets in Sacred Heart Church Hall on Wednesdays, and a Bingo Night is held on the first Saturday evening of each month. Near Christmas, the St John Fisher folk choir host a sing-along night, and in Lent the Passover Meal at St John Fisher celebrates the Jewish origins of our faith and reminds us that Jesus often met his friends over a meal and a drink. Occasional quiz nights and other events are held in aid of good causes.