On this Feast Day of the Conversion of St Paul (Tuesday 25 January) we're pleased to announce two FREE events we're hosting to help with your continual conversion towards holiness.

Called & Gifted Workshop

Update: this event is now SOLD OUT

When: Saturday 19 February
Where: Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Register: bit.ly/calledgifted (Free event)

God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do.

We will help you identify your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call through the Called and Gifted Workshop. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. This event is jointly hosted by the Catechetics Commission of the Archdiocese and the Catherine of Siena Institute, Colorado. Come and discover these charisms in you!

You will learn:

• The five steps of discerning the charisms that God has given you how they can change your life.
• how discerning your charisms can change the world and help spread the Gospel
• how discerning and using our charisms together can help transform and renew our parishes.

The workshop will also look at the fascinating ancient teachings of the Church on how the charisms of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish community. We will also delve into the signs and characteristics of 24 of the most common charisms of the Holy Spirit.

Making Disciples Seminar

When: Friday 25 - Sunday 27 February
Where: St Kentigern's, Parkgrove Avenue, Edinburgh
Register: bit.ly/disciplesseminar (free event)

This three-day seminar will focus on recognizing and reverencing the spiritual journeys of individuals, and how each of us can be an instrument in God’s hand as we walk as His disciples. It will be based on Sherry Weddell’s book Forming Intentional Disciples.

This event is open clergy and laity, especially those with leadership roles in the parish. Join us and invite potential and existing parish leaders to register too.

The seminar will show you:

• How discipleship makes catechesis a life-changing experience.
• How to introduce non-believers and the lukewarm to Jesus and the Church.
• How to integrate these evangelizing skills and concepts into the full spectrum of parish life and ministry.

For queries about both events, please contact sranna.marie@staned.org.uk