Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Brisbane, Australia
I have found this course invaluable in so many different ways. Interestingly each time I follow the course I receive fresh insights into what Scripture is saying to me Big Picture
is amazing. We had fifty people on our course across four parishes and such good feedback. More importantly, we are hopeful of the fruit from the experience. BELONG & BELIEVE:
Geoff and Gina Poulter, Basingstoke
At Divine Renovation we often talk about how people need to belong to a community before they are invited to believe through a living personal faith. CaFE invites us to explore how this model applied in the communities of our ancient Christian roots. This is a fascinating resource which will be a help to parishes as they work to become communities where people can belong first, and then believe. BELONG & BELIEVE:
Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, Executive Director - UK, Divine Renovation
Since the beginning of lockdown we have been running very successful CaFE@HOME sessions and will probably continue after lockdown is ended even though none of us are particularly computer literate. We catch up on Zoom for 20mins, break off to watch the DVDs, Zoom straight afterwards to discuss for 25mins and then end with intercessory prayer.
Claire, CaFE@HOME Group in Bournemouth.
CaFE have helped our parishes for years and are proving ideal for these testing times.
Natalie Orefice, Administrator for Parish Evangelisation, Archdiocese of Birmingham
The CaFE courses have alleviated the feeling of isolation. Hosting the course on Zoom has not lost anything of the Spirit of the course, in fact, it has enabled many more course participants than using the hall.
Theresa, Portsmouth Diocese
CaFE have very kindly provided our Home Groups with a number of filmed courses via Zoom which have helped them enormously during this time. Deacon Gygory and I would like to thank CaFE for all the help that was freely given.
Fr Peter Burke, St Alban's, Macclesfield
The new course is concise and very easy to use... Some of our parents for whom English is not their first language commented, ‘Easy to understand and very nice’, ‘friendly families on film just like us’. It is ideal for new Baptism catechists as well as those who are more experienced. Baptism:
Jane Foskett, Catechetical Coordinator, Yeading
helped piece together a lot of things that I sort of knew. I found it quite profound and deeply rewarding. It gave me a deeper understanding of The Word of God. The Big Picture
Brendan, St Albans
I have just used this course with a family new to our Church. The thing I like about this new baptism film over the old one is that there are more ordinary people talking. The quality of the work is brilliant, so professional that it really helps promote the Church. Baptism:
Fr. Simon, Parish Priest
Such an energising and inspiring way for our children and parents to learn about Baptism. Baptism:
Nichola Potts, Headteacher, Manchester
The best Lent course we have ever done. If ever we were encouraged in our faith that was it. We all felt we had been given a new lease of life, loved and appreciated. So encouraged that the Church of the future is ours too! We are looking forward to our next course, Beloved Disciples: . The Joy of Hope
Jean Washington, Course Leader from Fleckney
Deanery Visits: I very much appreciated you taking the time to come and speak to the Deanery. It was especially helpful to see and hear about the resources that CaFE is creating, developing and updating and the ways in which CaFE can provide some excellent tools to help us effectively communicate the Good News both in our parishes and beyond!. Best wishes
Fr Shaun, a DR parish in the Watford Deanery
CaFE courses are an excellent resource for parishes looking to lead newly evangelized adults into maturity of faith.
Fr James Mallon, Divine Renovation Ministry UK
I’m so impressed with the course - the professionalism, the tone, the content, the interviewees themselves, the music, the pace. It is such a rich presentation, and so well produced; it is about Jesus as much as it is about Mary. I am encouraging people to get it as an introduction to the Christian faith. Let It Be:
Fr Stephen Wang, Catholic Chaplaincy, London
It is my privilege to recommend this much-needed inspirational resource on Mary, the Mother of God. Our Lady leads us towards her Son, Jesus. As we reflect on the teaching in this DVD, we can be led ever more deeply into their love for each other and for each of us. CaFE continues to provide extremely helpful teaching in an accessible way for parishes and individuals, and I encourage you to allow the Holy Spirit to draw you into the love of God as you watch this series. Let It Be:
Fr Simon Penhalagan, Secretary to the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis (Bishops' Conference of England and Wales)
Beloved Disciples has been very well produced and excellently presented with a balance of seriousness and humour, with personal experiences, which succeeded in keeping the interest and interaction of viewers. It was successful in encouraging those in the later part of life, to experience blessings which many felt previously they had missed. These DVD’s would be suitable for use by any Christian denomination. Beloved Disciples:
Gerald, Tywyn, Wales
We thoroughly enjoyed , which we used on a daily basis for our retreat. Each of our sisters express their gratitude to you for making The Gift ; many have received graces from the course. Every blessing on your work. The Gift
Mother Damian and Community Poor Clare’s, Hawarden
CaFE have been producing much needed high quality DVD resources for many years. Working together with CaFE on a new series about Our Lady will be a real blessing to pilgrims visiting Walsingham and for parishes around the country.
Mgr John Armitage, Rector of the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady
I would highly recommend the course for the over sixties; it is an excellent course. The people who came got so much out of it, including myself and my wife. Some elderly people were taught to fear death, but the way it was put over in the course was that death was not something to be frightened of, but rather to be accepted and looked forward to as our next step along the journey. Beloved Disciples
Rev John Steele, Ely
The Big Picture
I would like to thank you for producing this wonderful resource. It has helped me to pray the Bible, giving the Holy Spirit the opportunity to inspire and strengthen. The readings are a wonderful mix of the familiar and the less familiar exploring salvation history in an accessible way. The weekly meetings have helped us develop confidence in discussing our faith, allowed us to support each other and developed our community. We aim to begin
Course Leader, St John Fisher Parish
In the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis tells us, '
The Father never ceased to show, in various ways throughout history, his divine nature.
The Big Picture
Course is an ideal opportunity to reflect on and to respond to the mysteries of the Father's mercy.
Fr. David J Oakley, Rector St. Mary's College, Oscott
The Big Picture
is a very good follow-up course to
, and I am recommending it to others. It is so good to have this as a follow–up to Life in the Spirit courses. Thank you very much.
Mrs F Graham (Chair of Wales Charismatic Renewal)
We would like to thank you all for this wonderful course,
The Big Picture.
We recently used it for our convent Lenten Retreat and found it so accessible, the interactivity and sharing so fruitful. 5 stars and more!!!
We can’t remember a course that the Community have enjoyed so much and got so much out of than this; the layout, the material have met such a good and fine balance. It really seems this is one of a kind. This course is life giving on a level that really matters.
The Poor Clare Sisters in Hawarden
...a great blessing and a wonderful resource. Well done!
Fr. David J Oakley, Rector St. Mary's College, Oscott
...we had 35 people to our opening night! No Parish programme has ever been so well attended...the atmosphere was amazingly positive and Spirit filled.
Group leader, Northants
This course is a fresh and modern approach to preparation and I highly recommend it Baptism
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
You may be familiar already with the quality of the material distributed by CAFE and if not, this is a wonderful opportunity to see some of that material in this new collection ( ). It will be well worth the time and money spent on it. the Joy of the Gospel
Edmund P Adamus
Director for Marriage & Family Life Diocese of Westminster
We were told that the parish would experience a with a difference. Many of us were used to the old style mission where the missioners spent a week visiting house to house to invite people to a week of services that concentrated on hellfire and damnation. They were meant to put the fear of God into us. The CaFE mission instead put the love of God into us. The range of talks and reflections reminded us that our God is a God of love and compassion. The Mission team reached out to different groups, the old and the young, men and women, but with a central theme of how we encounter the Lord in so many ways. We are following up the Mission with a series on prayer called mission . We are being renewed as a parish and as individuals. Strength to Strength
Canon Vincent Berry, Tring
I can offer no higher praise than to say that watching these DVDs constantly lead me to prayers Saints
Bishop John Crowley
Those who come for the CaFE sessions find the talks very viewer-friendly. They can connect with the faith teachings. The small group discussions that follow help them grow not only in faith but also in community
Gwen Pinto, Chairperson
Archdiocesan CaFE Promotion Team (ACPT),Singapore
It was fantastic. It’s given me a new enthusiasm for scripture
CaFE Guest, London
I have learnt to be more disciplined, first when I wake up I do my prayers, then start my new daily routine
I have found this course brilliant, it has really awoken my prayer life
I feel able to support my children better in their search for faith
We have just used the in an ecumenical prayer group and many non-Catholics were 'bowled over'. The whole course was inspirational and very much enjoyed Saints
Chris, E. Yorks
… The DVDs are professional and modern and will appeal to young and old. I particularly love the Q&A sessions as they are just the questions I would ask and the answers are easy to understand and very profound. The best series so far – thank you! The Sacraments – transforming everyday life
I am using the new series with my RCIA group. We have been needing such a resource and this is perfect Sacraments
Fr Pat Foley, Watford
… I have used CaFE materials for many years and found this series really is an excellent resource as a parish course. I was able to fit each sacrament within a short meeting and still have enough time for discussion and to make it applicable to the parish." The Sacraments – transforming everyday life
Fr Neil Bayliss, Sutton Coldfield