Among hundreds of attendees at the Alpha Ireland Conference last weekend were recently ordained Bishop Michael Router, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop Denis Nulty, and the Most Reverend Dr Michael Jackson.
Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, and 200 university leaders discuss ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’.
“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”
There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.
New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols highlights the importance and influence of the Synod of Bishops on the life and mission of the Church in Europe.
Irish Church may “look at the way we do marriage preparation and to what extent our families are involved in preparing new families for marriage” - Primate.
Cardinal Brady pays tribute to Irish Saint at a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Year commemorating the 1400th anniversary of the Saint’s death.
It is important for synod to see the family as apostle and resource rather than focusing on family as problem says expert.
Focolare flows from "charism of unity" says Pope and calls on movement to "go out in spirit of dialogue".
Head of Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation sees hope for Irish Church in "great participation" of laity in Church.
Donegal programme gives students tools to defend the faith and grow closer to Jesus.
"Creeping despair and emptiness ... has tragically taken the lives of too many of our young people through suicide.”
Diocese to listen to people and share what they have to say about the situation of the Church.
Special collection in parishes today to support mission work of the Church.
Conference template is IEC mix of speakers, workshops and exhibitors all under one roof.