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07 October, 2019

When: October 7, 2019 @ 11:33 am – 12:33 pm

  1.   Saturday 5th October Workshop 1 Working together to care for our common home Our planet is threatened by human induced climate change. Can we ignore it? Explore the options with Dr Ciara Murphy and Fr. Brian[...]

When:
October 7, 2019 @ 11:33 am – 12:33 pm
2019-10-07T11:33:00+01:00
2019-10-07T12:33:00+01:00

 

1.   Saturday 5th October

Workshop 1
Working together to care for our common home

Our planet is threatened by human induced climate change. Can we ignore it?

Explore the options with Dr Ciara Murphy and Fr. Brian Grogan SJ and our response to human-induced climate change.

· Learn about the major challenges

· Be converted to care for the earth

· Explore practical steps

This workshop opens with some quality input by
Fr. Brian Grogan:  has been a retreat director, spiritual guide, speaker and writer for many years.His latest book Finding God in a Leaf – The Mysticism of Laudato Si explores a way of opening our spirit to nature and responding interiorly to the challenge to keep it safe for the next generations.
and
Dr. Ciara Murphy.Ciara Murphy is Environmental Policy Advocate with the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. She works on influencing policy change at a national level as well as focusing on local initiatives. Ciara holds a BSc. in Environmental Biology and a PhD. in Environmental Microbiology which have equipped her with a broad knowledge on environmental and biodiversity issues.

Then you are invited to meditate on the issues and pool our wisdom.

 

2. Saturday 19th October
Accompanying the Young in the creation of a hope-filled future (download brochure)

Saturday 19th October

During this workshop we will look at how young people engage with faith; what interests them and empowers them in their search for God.

The workshop will generate ideas as to how we, as church can facilitate that search and discern paths for future development in parish and faith community.

Saturday 12th Oct

Registration 9.30-10

Optional soup & sandwiches at 1 pm

Our Speakers

Padraig Swan

Director of Faith and Service Programmes at Belvedere College SJ

Padraig has been leading the pastoral team at Belvedere College since he moved from the Jesuit Centre for Young Adults in Gardiner Street. He coordinates faith programmes and service projects at home and abroad as well as accompanying the boys in their faith development.

3. Saturday 26th October
Walking with people in poverty in a mission of reconciliation and justice (download brochure)

4. Saturday 2nd November
Showing the way to God through prayer and discernment (download brochure

 

What can I expect?

The morning begins with solid input from our speakers followed by coffee and then a chance to deepen a question or a text in a simple prayer exercise and finally discuss our findings before a simple soup & sandwiches lunch for those who wish it.

Programme

9.30 – 10.00 Registration
10 – 11 Talk
11 – 11.30 Tea/Coffee
11.30 – 12.15 Workshop 1
12.15 – 1.00 Workshop 2
1.00 Soup & Sandwiches (optional)

A voluntary contribution would be appreciated.