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New Springtime – Online School of Evangelisation

In May 2009 a number of men and women in Dublin were led by the Spirit to form a community. They were inspired to name it New Springtime and to choose the buttercup as their logo. In 2011 the members agreed that they would commit their energies primarily, though not exclusively, to one or other of three interconnected streams; Evangelising; Formation; and Intercessory Prayer.

 

During the lockdown in 2020, which was a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the members of the New Springtime Community began to see that there was a silver lining to the dark cloud of difficulty. We discovered that if we used modern means of communication such as Zoom, we could realise our dream of establishing an online school of evangelisation. We felt that we could fulfil our desire of reaching people all over Ireland and even further afield in a way that would not have been possible in the past.

 

To begin with, we are happy to announce the launch of three online courses in the immediate future.

 

1] Formation for the new evangelisation.

This is our foundational certificate course, consisting of 26 sessions, thirteen before Christmas 2020, and thirteen after. It will begin with a prayer, followed by the input, after which there will be small group sharing – guidelines will be available – followed by general group reactions and the closing prayer.

  • The first term will begin on Tuesday September 15th and will end on Tuesday December 8th.

  • The second term will begin on Tuesday January 5th and will conclude April 13th (There will be no session on Tuesday March 16th )

  • There will be a cost of 70 euro.

  • We urge everyone who attends to purchase Pat Collins, C.M, Encountering Jesus: New Evangelisation in Practice (Luton: New Life, 2017).

  • There will be no entrance requirements, written work or exams.

 

2]  Healing and the New Evangelisation.

Pope Benedict XVI, has observed  in his book,  Jesus of Nazareth, that “Healing is an essential dimension of the apostolic mission and of the Christian faith in general. It can even be said that Christianity is a ‘therapeutic religion, a religion of healing.’” This certificate course will examine how healing is an essential aspect of integral evangelisation. This course will consist of 20 sessions, thirteen before Christmas 2020, and seven afterwards.

  • The first term will begin on Wednesday September 16th and will end on Wednesday December 9th

  • The second term will begin on Wednesday January 6th and will conclude on Wednesday February 17th

  • The cost of this course will be 50 euro

  • We urge everyone who attends to purchase Pat Collins, C.M. Holistic Healing: A Christian Approach (Dublin: Columba, 2020).

  • There will be no entrance requirements, written work or exams.

 

3] Life in the Spirit Seminars      

On June 12th 2015, Pope Francis spoke about the Life in the Spirit Seminars which prepare people to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit,  when he said to priests and religious,  I ask all of you, each of you, that as part of the stream of grace of the Charismatic Renewal to planning seminars of life in the Spirit, in your parishes, in your seminaries and schools … share your teaching on the Baptism of the Spirit, because it is produced by the work Holy Spirit through a personal encounter with Jesus, which changes lives.”  In a speech on June 8th 2019 to 4,500 members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Rome Pope Francis said, ‘What does the Pope expect of you? I expect this movement to share baptism in the Spirit with everyone in the Church. It is the grace you have received. Share it!” In response to the Pope’s urging we will conduct two seven-week Life in the Spirit Seminars during the coming year.

 

A] Webinar on Baptism in the Spirit

In the first term we will have a webinar on the subject of “Baptism in the Spirit in Catholic teaching” It will consist of three inputs by Fr. Pat Collins  on  Saturday September 19th There will be two sessions on the theology of baptism in the Spirit, and one on how to run the Life in the Spirit Seminars when the Coronavirus restrictions end.

  • Session one will be at 9.30 AM

  • Session two will be at 11.30 AM

  • Session three will be at 3.00 PM

  • The cost will be 10 euro.

 

B]  First  Life in Spirit Seminar 2020

The first Life in the Spirit Seminar will last for seven weeks, beginning on Friday September 25th and ending on Friday November 6th 2020. It is being provided for anyone doing the Evangelisation or the Healing courses who wants to be baptised in the Holy Spirit.

  • Each session will begin at 7.30 PM

  • There will be no cost

 

C] Second Life in Spirit Seminar 2021

The second life in the Spirit Seminar will last seven weeks, beginning on Wednesday May 5th and ending on Wednesday June 2nd 2021. This Seminar will be open to the general public.

  • Each session will begin at 7.30 PM

  • There will be no cost.

 

Participants in either of the Life in the Spirit Seminars will be encouraged to purchase a booklet entitled, Finding New Life and Pat Collins, C.M., Let the Spirit Lead: Guidelines for Prayer Groups (Dublin: New Springtime, 2020).

 

Please indicate with a tick which of the courses you want to apply for

1] Formation for evangelisation  

2] Healing and the New Evangelisation

3]  Webinar on Baptism in the Spirit

3]  Life in Spirit Seminar (A)

3]  Life in Spirit Seminar (B)


We are currently meeting online. If you would like to join us or if you want to receive information about courses running in the future please contact info.newspringtime@gmail.com