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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Register now for the "Embracing Families" Ministry Conference 2015

Embracing Families Ministry Conference 2015

Registration open for the "Embracing Families" Ministry Conference 2015

Pope Francis has described family as: "the fundamental cell of society, where we learn to live with others despite our differences and to belong to one another; it is also the place where parents pass on the faith to their children." (EG, 66).

However, we may well ask 'What is family?' How do we understand and relate to the many and varied ways family exists in today's society? The "Embracing Family" Ministry Conference 2015 will explore these questions and offer some practical skills and resources for engaging, nurturing and reaching out to families within and beyond our parish and school communities.

Bringing together speakers from across the country including Fr Elio Capra sdb (Lecturer in Liturgy & Sacramental Theology at Catholic Theological College) and Jill Gallio (Manager – Catholic Communities Office, Archdiocese of Adelaide), we will explore strategies to more effectively engage with families, enabling them to feel more at home and welcome within our faith community.

The Conference will also include practical and engaging workshops on topics such as: what is Messy Church?, supporting the home as the domestic Church, communicating timeless truths to our youth, ageing in the 21st Century and Catholic playgroup resources.

WHEN: Friday 30 October – Saturday 31 October 2015
TIME: 9.00am – 4.00pm each day
WHERE: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Retreat Centre
247 St Andrews Rd, Varroville, NSW
COST: Day Passes from $18 and Full Conference from $27 (for GST free groups). Conference Dinner extra $50

Want more information? Download the "Embracing Family" Ministry Conference 2015 Brochure which includes full details on the program, keynote speakers and workshop topics. You can also contact Darren McDowell on 4222 2463.

Register online today:

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