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9.00am

Registration & Exhibition Space

9:45am

Taking seats in College Hall

10:00am

Welcome and Opening Prayer
Keynote Address, Cardinal Kevin Farrell

11:15am

Coffee break

12pm

Panel Discussion: Faith in the Family

1pm

Lunch

2pm

1st Workshop Session

3.15pm

2nd Workshop Session

4.30pm

Closing Address and Liturgy

2pm

Workshop 1

3pm

Break

3:30pm

Workshop 2

4:30pm

Address - Bishop Noel Treanor
Closing Prayer

convention schedule

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 third Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 30th September 2017 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10am.

This year our convention will focus on Faith in the Family and we are delighted to welcome Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life to be our keynote speaker. It is s a privilege to welcome Cardinal Farrell to Belfast and we look forward to him providing a thought provoking input that will help us in our Preparations for The World Meeting of Families in Dublin next Summer.

Our discussion will be picking up on all the hot topics reflecting 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!

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell

Cardinal Kevin Farrell will join us this year as our Keynote Speaker. Cardinal Farrell was recently appointed by Pope Francis to lead the newly-created Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and we are delighted that shortly after his appointment he accepted our invitation to join us in Belfast for our 4th Faith and Life Convention.

Cardinal Farrell was born in Dublin and was ordained to the Priesthood in Rome on Christmas Eve 1978. Much of his Ministry has been in America where he led the Spanish Catholic Centre in the Archdiocese of Washington and in 2001 became the auxiliary Bishop. Pope Benedict later appointed him as Bishop of Dallas, Texas. As Bishop he held numerous roles such as consultant to the Committee on Migration, chancellor of the university of Dallas and the president of the New Evangelisation of America.

In January Cardinal Farrell welcomed the Irish Bishops on their Ad Limina visit to the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. At that visit the topics discussed were concern for the transmission of the faith, for which the family is the most privileged place; raising awareness and deepening understanding of Pope Francis’ Exhortation Amoris Laetitia; the faith of young people and the testimony of the laity in public life.

As we prepare for the World Meeting of Families next August we hope that this convention will be an opportunity to pick up the themes from the Ad Limina visit and to prepare for the WMOF together as we explore our theme Faith in the Family.

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1. The Spirituality of the Small Child.

(FAMILY)

Kate Liffey

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2. Find me family


(FAMILY)

Maria Garvey

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3. Faith & Dementia


(FAMILY)

Prof June Andrews

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4. Parentalk for Primary Years.

(FAMILY)

Caroline Bradley

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5. Parentalk: The Teenage Years

(FAMILY)


Sonya Pascoe

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6. Life Changing Conversations

(FAMILY)

 
Denis Bradley

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7. A Road Map for the Pastoral Care of Families

(FAMILY)

Fr Michael McGinnity

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8. Protecting the foundations: Promoting the Church’s teaching .

(FAMILY)

Petra Conroy

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9. Staying safe online – a guide for families

(FAMILY)

DCS George Clarke

DCS Stephen Wilson

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10. How to make a Saint.

(SPIRITUALITY)

Fr John Murray

 

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11. The Benedictine tradition; prayer & work in progress.

(SPIRITUALITY)

Fr Bede

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12.Guided Prayer

(SPIRITUALITY)

Máire Fitzpatrick & Mary O’Connor

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13. Divine Reading

(SPIRITUALITY)

 

Pat and Louise Shields

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14. Finding God in the Mess

(SPIRITUALITY)

 
Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ

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15. Martin Luther : Theological revolutionary or social conservative?

(ECUMENISM)

Dr Johnston McMaster

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16.Valuing Catholic Schools – our place in the public square.

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE)

Joan McCombe

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17. Faith in an
unstable world.

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE)
 

Prof Francis Campbell

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18. Human Rights in Times of Challenge and Crisis: Has the Catholic Church Anything to Say?

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE )

Professor Colin Harvey

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19.'Faith and Refugees: Answering the knock at midnight

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE)

Conor Lockhart

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20. Pornography: Staying Clean in a Dirty World

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE)

Niall McNally

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21. Gender Theory: Questions for Catholic Theology

(FAITH PERSPECTIVE IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE)

Prof Patrick Hannon

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22. Catechism and Culture

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Monsignor Breandán Ó Doibhlin

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23.Experiencing the Joy of the Gospel

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Martin Kennedy

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24. “Living Laudato Si – Caring for our Common Home in the Family”

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Dr Lorna Gold

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25. Our Faith, Our Food: The Gift of The Judeo-Christian Meal

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Julie Ann Moran

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26.YOUCAT: A tool for evangelisation not a dust collector.

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Joe McKeown & Jan-Phillipe Görtz

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27.Ressourcement: Learning from the Church Fathers

(CATECHESIS AND EVANGELISATION)

Fr Eddie McGee

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Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College Knock will be the venue for our Faith & Life Convention.  The school is located at 120 Gilnahirk Road, Belfast BT5 7DL. 

Click here for Map - This link will open google maps, by placing your own postcode into the directions tool you can then have step by step directions that will guide you to the college. 

The College is fully accessible and Refreshments and Lunch will be provided within the College.  Please follow the instructions of parking stewards and we would ask all delegates to park in the College grounds and to ensure that they do not block entrances of local residents.   For more information on the College – Click here

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Good Shepherd Centre
511 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 3GS

livingchurch@downandconnor.org

Tel: 028 9069 0920

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Living Church Office
Good Shepherd Centre
511 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 3GS

livingchurch@downandconnor.org

Tel: 028 9069 0920

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