The aim of the National Pastoral Conference is to support the work of renewal and reform in the Church in Ireland at this time.
Details on the National Pastoral Conference (Sheraton Hotal, Athlone 13-15 September) and video interview with Sr Anne Codd on Parish Pastoral Councils and the difference they make in a parish.
The biennial pastoral conference, organised on behalf of the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development, will be held from 13 – 15 September in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. The focus of the Conference will be communion and co-responsibility in the Church.
“The revised document, Living Communion: Vision and Practice for Parish Pastoral Councils in Ireland Today, will, with God’s grace, also lead to continued exchanges and conversations as we journey, learning together, into the future.”
This document discusses, among other issues, the context and current practice of grouping parishes; a vision of local Church and its theological underpinning; canonical models of parish; facilitating the development of Pastoral Areas and implications for leadership.
The purpose of the Annual Report is to offer to IEC, for critical comment and direction, an account of work done and work in progress under the auspices of the Council.
Through the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development, Cardinal Brady invited countrywide reflection and response to the Pastoral Letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland. This invitation went out through the (then) Advisory Group: diocesan contact persons for pastoral renewal and adult faith development, CORI and IMU, [...]
PRESS RELEASE 13 January 2011 Cardinal Seán Brady’s address at the launch of Parish Pastoral Councils – A Formation Manual Pope Benedict desires the Bible to be not simply a word from the past but a living timely word … the Scriptures not only acknowledge our fears but they identify our desires and indicate the [...]
27-28 September 2010 | Gathering Together to Talk about Our Faith and Our Church Today Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development two-day conference at Marino Conference Centre, Dublin Conference report (published in Intercom magazine): Download pdf … Reflections at the Pastoral Conference by Robert Schreiter, Vatican Council II Professor of Theology, Catholic Theological [...]
Guiding Principles for Good Practice 5 November 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference