Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It allows you to explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. It can involve physical groups meeting together and also remote groups meeting online.
Each Sycamore session involves a short film as well as a Session Guide for each film. There’s no pressure. You can be yourself without any fear of being judged.
In Scotland, because those wishing to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are scattered throughout the length and breadth of the country, Sycamore is an ideal way to explore the Christian faith and to prepare for admission to the Catholic Church and Confirmation.
First, you should >register your interest with the Ordinariate in Scotland and we will put you in contact with one of our priests who will act as your mentor as you prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. He will keep in contact with you by telephone or by Skype, Zoom, etc, and discuss informally with you any questions you may have.
Next you should select and watch those films which you choose, using the notes in the Session Guide for that film. You should view the notes as giving you pointers without following them ‘to the letter’. References in the notes are frequently made to YouCat, which is primarily aimed at young people, and deals with the entire Catholic faith as it is presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You can find it (free) on-line here
Each Sycamore film is available free for you to watch on-line or download.
You might first wish to watch the Sycamore Trailer here.
Each film explores a different aspect of exploring the Christian faith and there are 20 in total.