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To be a Christian today- 3 Saturday Morning Workshops – SFX-Gardiner St Church -Dublin 1

08 October, 2019

When: October 19, 2019 @ 9:45 am – November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Where: Gardiner St Church, Gardiner St, Dublin 1

Gardiner St S.J. Church Saturday 19th October, Registration 9.30-10 Workshop: Accompanying the young in the creation of a hope-filled future During this workshop we will look at how young people engage with faith; what interests them and[...]

When:
October 19, 2019 @ 9:45 am – November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
2019-10-19T09:45:00+01:00
2019-11-02T13:00:00+00:00
Where:
Gardiner St Church
Gardiner St
Dublin 1
Cost:
A voluntary contribution would be appreciated
Contact:
Secretary
+353 1 836 3411

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Gardiner St S.J. Church

Saturday 19th October, Registration 9.30-10

Workshop: Accompanying the young in the creation of a hope-filled future

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

Our Speakers

Padraig SwanDirector 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.

Callum Douglas: An aspiring writer Callum leads and assists on retreats and faith programmes for young people. He seeks ways of translating the richness of our faith tradition and bridging the gap with younger generations. He will share this vision during our workshop.

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.

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Saturday 26th October, Registration 9.30-10

Workshop :  Walking with people in poverty

Our Speakers

During this workshop we will:
¨ Listen to the vision of two practitioners of Social Justice
¨ Explore links with the Gospel message
¨ Explore what this means for us

Fr Peter McVerry SJ For a generation now, Jesuit, Fr. Peter has been a champion for Dublin’s Homeless People, advocating their rights before the State.  Now, through the Peter McVerry Trust, he is providing housing for an increasing number of persons in need. Fr. Peter’s vision is rooted in the Gospel and responds to the ever-changing needs of homeless people.

Sr Bernadette McMahon Sr Bernadette is a Daughter of Charity and Director of the Vincentian Partnership. She leads a team of professionals and volunteers who since 1996:

  • Promote an Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme with communities in disadvantaged areas
  • Raise awareness of the impact of poverty in an affluent Ireland by examining the minimum essential budget standards.

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.

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Saturday 2nd November, Registration 9.30-10

Workshop :  Showing the way to God through prayer & discernment

During this workshop we will:
¨ Learn about the fundamental assumptions about our relationship with God
¨ Experience the practice of prayer in the Ignatian tradition
¨ Encounter God through creative prayer, savouring your experience, journaling and the journey of pilgrimage

Our Speaker: Fr Brendan McManus SJ Fr. Brendan has been a spiritual director, retreat and pilgrimage guide for a number of years. His book “Redemption Road” has been published in Ireland and the USA to great acclaim. He has followed this with “Finding God in the Mess” and “Deeper in the Mess”.

The search for God
Everybody can find God, and perhaps surprisingly everybody can show God to others. God is to be found in the most unexpected people and situations.

Help and Guidance
Jesuits and their partners in mission seek God in quiet prayer, the Sacred Scriptures, life-experience, community and communion.

Find your way to God

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.