Welcome, Opening Prayer
Keynote address, Fr Brendan Comerford SJ
Panel Discussion – Chaired by Mr Declan Lawn
Panellists: Rev Timothy Bartlett, Dr Johnston McMaster, Mrs Breda O’Brien, Baroness Nuala O’Loan
Address - Bishop Noel Treanor
Close of day
The Faith and Life Convention is a forum for people from across the diocese, and beyond, to gather together and to take part in a range of conversations about the meaning of faith and its relevance to every area of our lives. We invite you to join us for our second Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 26th September 2015 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10am. Father Brendan Comerford SJ will be the keynote speaker for the day and will invite us to reflect on some of the ways that we as Catholics are called to personal and corporate renewal today.
Our panel discussion will be picking up on issues that are current. The panellists will help us to reflect on how the Church, and we as people of faith, position ourselves in current debates and engage more readily in the public square.
An essential element of the day will be the afternoon workshops which will explore the place of faith in many different areas of our lives. Each participant can attend two workshops which will be booked on a first come, first served basis. So book early!
An Irish Jesuit, native of Co Meath, Father Brendan Comerford joined the Society of Jesus in 1980 and was ordained a priest in 1988. He has been at various times a teacher of Irish and English Literature and a Jesuit Novice Master.
Most recently he has lived in Dublin where he has served on the staff of the Centre of Spirituality at Manresa House and has lectured in the Milltown Institute.
His postgraduate studies were in Spirituality and he has a special interest in the lives of the Mystics, a theme about which he has written and lectured widely in recent years.
Brendan has a keen interest in understanding the culture within which we are called to hear the Gospel and follow Christ.
He will speak to us on the theme: What hope for faith?