Parish renewal gathering on Saturday

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

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