Newmans Faith Group





Genesis to Jesus-Scott Hahn

Starting Friday March 8th 2019

Genesis to Jesus presents the whole sweep of salvation history, and helps you make sense of the Bible, literally, from Genesis to Jesus. By the end of Lent, you'll understand the importance of Easter as the eighth day of creation in light of God's unified plan for our salvation.

Genesis to Jesus opens the door to deeper understanding of Scripture for all Catholics, especially those who find reading the Bible a daunting task. The book leads the reader on an overview of salvation history in order to give the "big picture," the single plot that runs through the books of the Bible.

What is that overarching story? God's plan to bring all humanity into his covenant family. This overview of key covenants from creation to the New Covenant established by Jesus not only helps the reader see how various biblical stories fit together in God's plan, it also provides a foundation for ongoing.



January /March

Fr. C. John McCloskey, shares the fruit of his doctoral dissertation, and boundless enthusiasm, for the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, the most famous Anglican convert of the 19th century. Newman scholars from all over the world discuss the Venerable Cardinal's influence on many different aspects related to Faith and the Church. Scholars include: Fr. Ian Ker, Fr. Richard Schiefen, Msgr. Richard Liddy, Fr. Ray Ryland, Fr. Drew Morgan, Fr. George Rutler, Dr. John Crosby, and Dr. Thomas Dillon.

Contact: Brenda Da Costa,Carole Cull-simmonds or Theresa Cleaver at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details .


About Newman Faith Group

We are a friendly group at various levels of understanding of our faith who share a love of God

and a desire to learn more about our faith in order to grow closer to God.

You do not need to commit to coming weekly only when you can - lifts given if needed. 

You do not have to be part of our Parish to join us.

You can join us even if you just want to explore the Catholic faith

We are a mixed group from 25 years to 85 years!


What is the purposes of  the Faith Group?


  • By studying the Bible and our Catholic Traditions we grow in faith and closeness to God

  • A desire to pass on what we learn to others both to convert and bring nominal Catholics alive in their faith

  • To give and receive support, especially in our faith

  • To deepen our Catholic identity


What is the Agenda for the Faith Group?

  Meeting starts with refreshments and fellowship

  Prayer and Hymns
  Evangelism – responding to the question: "How have I shared my faith recently?”
  A Teaching - 30-45 mins- for example a DVD or talk
  Discussion focused on the content
  A period of Intercessory prayer, in which the needs of all members, the parish, our country and the world are presented to the Lord.

Although the members are encouraged spiritually in teaching and sharing, the main focus is always ‘Evangelising'.The Catholic Church exist

to spread the message of Christ.This simply means reaching out to fellow parishioners, friends,family and colleagues through prayer and witness.

Socials:Several times a year,sometimes we go out for meals or watch movies with a Christian theme.


Mission Statement

We believe that by having a better understanding of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith, we grow closer to Jesus Christ in all that we do. We come to love the beauty and great traditions of the Catholic Church, and we will burn with the desire to evangelise with confidence. We pray that we may bring many souls to the knowledge and love of God, in a world that has lost direction and its moral compass.

2 Timothy 1:7

God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but the Spirit of power and love and self-control. So you are never to be ashamed of witnessing to our Lord, or ashamed of me for being his prisoner; but share in my hardships for the sake of the gospel, relying on the power of God