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Ministries of Welcoming in the Church

A Conference on Healing and Reconciliation

This conference addresses the theology of the New Evangelisation fostered by Pope Francis. It invites parish communities and individual Catholics in a variety of pastoral situations to think afresh about their ministries of healing and reconciliation to those who are marginalised or who have disassociated from the Church. This healing ministry touches many different groups including those who feel distanced from the Church or hurt by the Church; those who have drifted away from the Church; groups touched by abuse; women; prisoners; and divorced Catholics. Workshops will also explore healing in ecumenical and interfaith contexts.

The conference celebrates the re-launch in the UK of Landings, a lay-run ministry programme developed by the Paulist Fathers. Landings is a reconciliation process that helps faith communities welcome inactive Catholics who want to take another look at the Church. The programme trains compassionate lay people to reach out to those cut off from the Church for any number of reasons. Landings offers a safe place to tell one’s story, discern a place in the Church, and find a way home. Landings has been offered in the UK for 15 years.

The conference takes place 5 July 2014 from 9am to 5pm at Heythrop College.

This event is organised by Paulist Reconciliation Ministries in partnership with Heythrop College and is supported by The Jesuits in Britain. 

Tickets are £25 and include lunch and refreshments. 

Early bird price £20 when booked before end of May.

To book, go to Ministries of Welcoming.

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