Invited offers an opportunity to learn more about our wonderful faith, and to meet like-minded people. Taking part is easy, you simply watch each week's film - available on this page, via email if you sign up, and on social media - and use the accompanying resources to help you watch, reflect, and pray. There are a number of ways that you can get involved this year:
1. Join your local Parish Invited Small Group: You can find out when and where your local group is meeting by checking your parish newsletter (which you can find in church or on the parish website). You find your nearest parish using our Church Finder Map. It isn't too late to organise and run a parish Invited group, to discover how your parish can get involved click here.
2. Follow the Season at home as an individual or as a family: You can use our Invited resources at home to help you prepare for Christmas, and can even sign up have the resources and films emailed to you. It is a good idea to set aside an hour each week to make space to watch, reflect, and pray amidst the busyness of the festive season.
3. Join our diocesan online group: Our diocesan group will meet on Thursday evenings. Hosted by our Youth Adviser Lizzie, these sessions will enable you to watch each week's film, meeting others from across the Diocese and beyond with the opportunity to share, reflect, and interact with others from the comfort of your armchair. Click here to register your place.
If you have taken part in our mission before – you know what a wonderful experience it is. Why not take this opportunity to Invite someone else to join our Invited family? Simply use the invitation here to let them know when and where your group will meet.
We release a series of episodes each Invited Season, right here, on this web page. Each Season includes a range of great speakers, wonderful testimony, and engaging opportunities for prayer and reflection.
We recommend that you use a journal to write down your thoughts and reflections as the episodes progress - as each film includes questions for you to think and write about. Your journal responses will be particularly helpful if you join one of our brilliant parish groups (usually in person) or diocesan online follow up conversations with our Formation Team, that take place each week.
Whether you take part in our Invited Mission through your parish, or online as part of our diocesan group, everyone watches the same episode and explores the same material each week.
The short answer is everyone! The purpose of our Diocese is to empower people of all faiths and none to encounter, and then grow in relationship with, Jesus Christ. As we grow in knowledge of Christ, we can allow ourselves to be transformed, impacting our own lives and the communities in which we live. So, if you feel you would like to know more about the Catholic faith, these are the resources for you. If you have never stepped over the threshold of a Church, or you have attended every day for the last 50 years, you are Invited!
There are a number of ways you can get involved in the Church both locally and across our Diocese, to find out more please contact our Formation Team.