Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2018

Diocese of Elphin
Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2018
in conjunction with Elphin Youth Ministry

Quo Vadis?

(a latin phrase meaning ‘Where are you going?’)

Faith Development and Evangelisation of Youth
and Young Adults in our Homes, Schools and Parishes

St. Joseph’s Hall,
Marian Rd.,
Boyle,
Co. Roscommon.
9.30 .m.  – 4.00p.m.
Saturday  October 13th 2018.

 

ALL WELCOME

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME (June 2018)

  1. Painting the Landscape
      Session Coordinator:  Deacon Frank McGuinness
                                                     Diocesan Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
                *  Belief and Practice among our young people today
                *  Opportunities/Challenges
  2. Home – Parents as the First Teachers
    Session Coordinator:  Bishop Kevin Doran
                *  Bishops Pastoral – Handing on the Faith in the Home
                * 
    Sacrament of Baptism – Do you clearly understand what you are
                                                               undertaking?
                * 
    Opportunities/Challenges
  3. School – A Changing Landscape
    Session Coordinator:  Rev. Dr. Michael Duignan,
                                                    Elphin Diocesan Episcopal Vicar for Education
                *  Post-Primary – Religious Education / Ethos / Chaplaincy
                *  Opportunities/Challenges
  4. Parish/Diocese – A Place of Maintenance or Mission?
    Session Coordinator:  Deacon Frank McGuinness
                *  Youth Ministry Strategy – Faith Formation/Catechesis/Evangelisation
                *  Investing in the Future – Resources/Personnel/Programmes
                *  Opportunities/Challenges
  5. Young People Share Their Experience


PROVISIONAL OUTLINE OF DAY  (June 2018)

09.30:   Registration / Tea & Coffee in St. Joseph’s Hall

09.45:  Word of Welcome  & Morning Prayer led by Bishop Kevin

10.00:  Painting the Landscape

10.50:  Home – Parents as the first teachers

11.40:  School – a changing landscape

12.40:  Lunch   (Soup & sandwiches served in Abbey Community College)

01.50:    Parish / Diocese – a place of maintenance or mission?

02.50:    Young People Share Their Experience

03.30:   Final Reflections

03.40:   Word of Appreciation & Closing Prayer Service

 

COST TO PARTICIPANTS

Owing to generous financial support from the Diocese of Elphin, the  goodwill of facilitators and contributors many costs and anticipated needs have been met.

The organisers, nonetheless, would appreciate a contribution of €8.00 from each participant toward the cost of lunch (soup and sandwiches) and tea-breaks.

Contributions will be taken up during registration.

 

REGISTRATION

On the day but please advise the organisers that you are coming by ringing, texting or emailing Justin @ 087 6171526 /  justin@elphindiocese.ie   before Thursday October 5th.

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES:

Justin Harkin
Diocese of Elphin
Pastoral & Faith Development Services
Email: justin@elphindiocese.ie
Mobile: 087 6171526

 

Participants who are not free to participate in the whole  day are welcome to participate in either  the morning or afternoon sessions.

Thank you.

Updated 16/07/2018