‘Our Parish – Facing The Future: An Opportunity to Explore The Challenges Facing Parishes Today

Our Parish – Facing The Future



An opportunity to explore the challenges facing parishes today



A New series with renowned International guest speakers. Facilitated by Rev. Dr Eugene Duffy, author and lecturer at the Dept of theology and religious studies, Mary Immaculate College, with participation by the guest speakers via live video link. This series will be particularly of interest to Parish Pastoral Councils.




Guest Speakers:


Monday, February 26th:   ‘Who are we as a local faith community?’ – Prof. Rafael Luciani, Boston College, USA




Professor Dr. Rafael Luciani, professor extraordinarius at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, is a leading Latin American theologian and author of the book “Pope Francis and the Theology of the People” (Orbis, 2017). 











Monday, March 4th:  ‘How do we fit into the worldwide Church?’ – Prof. Myriam Wijlens, University of Erfurt, Germany



Professor Dr. Myriam Wijlens is a theologian and church lawyer who is playing a pivotal role in advising the global synod process. She understands church reform: how it happens, what is possible, and what isn’t possible and was one of the first women called to be involved in the synod organising committee.









Monday, March 11th ‘Enlivening Our Parish’ – Prof. Eamonn Conway, University of Notre Dame, Australia



Fr.  Eamonn Conway is a priest of the archdiocese of Tuam (Ireland). He is Professor of Integral Human Development at Notre Dame University, Australia. In recent years he has been at the forefront of researching and advocating for the distinctiveness of Catholic Education and is co-founder of the international Global Researchers Advancing Catholic Education G.R.A.C.E. Project. A past president of the European Society for Catholic Theology, Professor Conway is Chair of the Peter Hünermann Foundation for the advancement of Catholic Theology in Europe.











Location: St. John’s Welcome Centre, Knock Shrine

Time: 8pm to 9.30pm each evening


This series is free of charge, however advanced booking is advisable

See www.knockshrine.ie for more details

For bookings: Email: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie   or Tel: 094 93 88100