Holy Spirit Pathway (6 weeks)

What does it mean to live our Christian faith through the power of the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit work through the Church and through the sacraments? How does he call us to a particular vocation, send us out on mission, and help us to live our faith in the family and in society?

This course is recommended for the Season of Eastertide, or for the weeks following the Feast of Pentecost – the traditional time of “Mystagogy” when we enter more deeply into the sacraments and the implications of Christian faith in the world.

For practising Christians, or for people with some Christian background, who wish to deepen their faith. For use in churches, parishes, chaplaincies, school staff rooms, school parent groups, etc.

The focus of these sessions is on the Holy Spirit working through the Church and the Sacraments (Films 13, 14 and 15), and on the vocation and mission of the Christian in the world (Films 16, 17 and 18).

As you can see, the six sessions here do not repeat any of the six session from the Lent course, so if the Lent course goes well you can invite people to the Holy Spirit Pathway as a follow-up without any repetition.


(1) THE COMMUNITY OF THE CHURCH [“Film 13” in Series: click here to view]

Why do we need the Church? The special place of the Catholic Church. Being Catholic today.


(2) THE SACRAMENTS OF BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION [“Film 14” in Series: click here to view]

The power of the sacraments and the liturgy. How baptism can change your life. Confirmation and the gift of the Holy Spirit.


(3) THE HOLY EUCHARIST [“Film 15” in Series: click here to view]

The meaning of the Mass. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


(4) FORGIVENESS, HEALING AND MISSION [“Film 16” in Series: click here to view]

Forgiveness and the Sacrament of Confession. Healing and the Sacrament of the Sick. Christian mission and the call to share our faith.


(5) THE CHRISTIAN VOCATIONS [“Film 17” in Series: click here to view]

The meaning of vocation. Marriage and family life. Ordination and consecrated life.


(6) THE SOCIAL TEACHING OF THE CHURCH [“Film 18” in Series: click here to view]

The dignity of the human person and the right to life. Christian teaching about family and society. Speaking the truth and following conscience.


Please note that the accompanying “Film Number” (e.g. “Film 13”) and Session Number (e.g. “Session 13”) refer to the complete list of Sycamore films and not to the order of each module in this course.

You can find the complete list of Sycamore films here and the complete list of Session Guides here. The “Film Number” and “Session Number” is a fixed code number so you know which film is being referred to, even if it appears in different places in different courses.

If you are using Sycamore as a central part of your sacramental preparation and catechesis, see the page here about Sycamore and sacramental preparation.

If you are using the YouCat readings as part of your course, see the page here about using the YouCat.

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