This initiative is brought to you by ‘The Hook of Faith’ – a Catholic evangelical website based in the diocese of Ferns that was launched in May 2018 (www.thehookoffaith.com)
The idea is that there will be a Zoom Conference on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of October (Also 29th Sept. and 3rd Nov. – see dates below) beginning at 8pm. The conference would last 35 minutes with a 25 minute input followed by 10 mins for Q and A.
As you know, one of the critically important tasks of the Church today is to evangelise culture. In the words of St Paul VI:
‘What matters is to evangelise culture – not in a purely decorative way, as it were, by applying a thin veneer – but in a vital way, in depth and right to its very roots’ (Evangelii Nuntiandi, 20).
In recent times Pope Francis has repeated this call for the Church to evangelise culture:
‘It is imperative to evangelise cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. In countries of Catholic tradition, this means encouraging, fostering and reinforcing a richness which already exists’ (Evangelii Gaudium, 69).
This initiative for the month of mission is a response to this call. It is an All-Ireland initiative that summons people of faith who are involved in all areas of Irish cultural life to regenerate Irish culture with the beauty, power and newness of the Gospel. It is an effort to penetrate Irish culture as deeply as possible, in the words of St Paul VI ‘right to its very roots’.
Holy Family Mission and Bishop Cullinan are among the excellent speakers outlined for the conference.
|Tues. 29th September||Mission and Medicine||Luke McNamara OSB|
|Thurs. 1st October||Mission and Music||Steve Warner|
|Tues. 6th Oct.||Mission and Science||Sean O’Leary|
|Thurs. 8th Oct.||Mission and Law||Patrick Treacy|
|Tues. 13th Oct.||Mission and Education||Fr Michael Drumm|
|Thurs. 15th Oct.||Mission and Youth||Holy Family Mission|
|Tues. 20th Oct.||Mission and Family||Bairbre Cahill|
|Thurs. 22nd Oct.||Mission and Media||Breda O’ Brien|
|Tues. 27th Oct.||Mission and Politics||Sen. Ronan Mullen|
|Thurs. 29th Oct.||Mission and Sport||Philip Mulryne OP|
|Tues.3rd Nov.||Mission and Parish/Diocese||Bishop Phonsie Cullinan|