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What is the Journey in Faith programme?


The Journey in Faith programme is a series of weekly informal meetings that provide knowledge and spiritual guidance to help those adults who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. The programme runs annually commencing in September each year and ends at Easter the following year at the Easter Vigil – on Easter Saturday night.


Who can join?


The programme continues to attract a wide variety of individuals from the local area, united only in their wish to enjoy full membership of the Catholic Church and thereby further their spiritual journey.


How do I join?


Just come along to the first introductory session held in September each year in the hall at Maldon. At this first meeting, you will meet the team and be given a feel of how the course runs. So just show up, or contact the parish prie beforehand for more information.


Who is involved in delivering the programme?


The programme is led by Fr James Joseph. He is assisted by a committed group of helpers who will provide you with information and resources and more importantly spiritual guidance and mentoring over the next year as you complete your journey.


Once you join the programme, you can, if you wish, have one of our helpers assigned to you as a mentor. Please use the opportunity to learn from their experiences and listen to their witness, they all have a journey in faith to share with you and you will find that they will share it gladly and generously.


What is the structure of the meetings?


The nature of the programme consists of a series of weekly meetings, starting at 7pm on Mondays. The meetings are usually held at the Hall in Maldon. The meeting will involve a main talk for the evening, and then a break out into small discussion groups where the topic for the evening is discussed. After that, there will be a brief question and answer session. Finally, there will be a prayer session. The meetings last for about an hour and a half.


Discussion groups


After the main talk, the meeting will break out into discussion groups where the topic for the evening can be discussed in smaller groups. Most people find speaking in groups awkward at first, and feel embarrassed they might say the wrong thing. Please don’t be, your journey in faith will involve you asking all sorts of questions and addressing all sorts of issues in your own life. The programme is there to provide support to enable you to do so successfully.


Resources available to you


There is a fair amount of material to cover over the programme but please don’t be intimidated by this. If there is anything about the material you feel you need help with, please contact one of programme helpers who are there to help you understand and absorb the material over the course of the programme.

We look forward to meeting with you on the programme and to accompany you on your own Journey in Faith.


Catholic Parishes of

Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon

Sunday Mass Times


Saturday Confessions 4pm

Saturday Vigil Mass 5pm

Sunday Mass 9am

Weekday Mass times see Newsletter



Sunday Confessions 11am

Sunday Mass 11.30am

Weekday Mass times See Newsletter

Contact Us

The Parish Priest

Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church

60a Victoria Road





Tel: 01621 852259

Email :




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