The Elphin Diocese 2016 Parish Development and Renewal Gathering will take place in Boyle on Saturday October 15th.
Two venues will be in operation – St. Joseph’s Hall and Abbey Community College.
The theme of the gathering is ” Family, Faith and Friendship”.
Dr Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth and Kate Liffey National Council for Catechetics will be among the speakers.
Outline of Day
09.30: Registration / Tea & Coffee in St. Joseph’s Hall
09.45: Word of Welcome & Morning Prayer led by Bishop Kevin
10.00: Our experience of family and the recent teaching of Pope Francis
– an interactive seminar drawing on participants’ experiences and Pope Francis’ teaching.
12.00: Introduction to & choice of Afternoon Workshop
12.30: Lunch (Soup & sandwiches)
01.20: Afternoon Workshops in Abbey Community College
02.40: Tea / Coffee
03.00: Final Reflections led by Dr. Jessie Rogers & Kate Liffey
03.45: Bishop Kevin’s Address & Word of Appreciation
04.00: Evening Prayer & Blessing