The Priest as father

Forthcoming conference 30/03/2020

Outline

With the figure of the father increasingly contested in contemporary Western society, the priest can find himself questioning his own role and its ongoing validity. This conference seeks to give priests an ever deeper confidence in their mission as shepherds and fathers of their people. The speakers will explore different aspects of the priestly mission to help us appreciate how rich a reality spiritual fatherhood is: what we can learn from married men who are fathers, how we act as channels of grace, and how our paternity also extends to the bodily and psychological care of our people and to helping them grow in virtue and character. When we understand how great our spiritual mission is, “Father” will no longer be for us a mere title but a joyful reality which configures our whole identity and inspires our mission.

The programme

Monday
12:30 Registration and lunch
14:30 Are fathers necessary and do they matter? A layman’s perspective Ciro Candia
16:00 Tea
16:30 The priest as a channel of grace Rev Dr Paul O’Callaghan
17:45 Adoration of the blessed sacrament
18:45 Dinner
20:00 Get together led by Rev Dr Paul O’Callaghan

Tuesday
7:45 Morning prayer, meditation and concelebration of the mass
9:25 Breakfast
10:30 Mental health issues faced by priests in their ministry Dr Adrian Treloar
11:30 Coffee followed by discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:30 The priest as father Archbishop Leo Cushley
16:00 Tea
17:45 Benediction and Eucharistic adoration
18:45 Dinner
20:00 Get together led by Archbishop Leo Cushley

Wednesday
7:45 Morning prayer, meditation and concelebration of the mass
9:25 Breakfast
10:30 The “making of men”: St John Henry Newman’s ideas on human flourishing Dr Paul Shrimpton
11:30 Coffee followed by discussion
13:00 Lunch and depart

Days until this event

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

The cost of the conference is £290 for three days including meals and accommodation. The day rate is £70 which includes lunch.

A minimum £70 deposit payable on application below.

 

Icon

Priest as father conference

Enquiry

Your details

We are aware of possible allergies and these will be catered for as long as we know in advance.

Message

Feel free to ask questions about the event or provide any further information you feel necessary.


Payment method

Once you submit the application form the page will update and provide information on how to pay for this event. Payment can be made by bank transfer or post.


Please indicate your intended payment method. This helps with our application process.
Thank you.

Application for this event

Your details

We are aware of possible allergies and these will be catered for as long as we know in advance.

Message

Feel free to ask questions about the event or provide any further information you feel necessary.


Payment method

Once you submit the application form the page will update and provide information on how to pay for this event. Payment can be made by bank transfer or post.


Please indicate your intended payment method. This helps with our application process.
Thank you.

Event Speakers

Mr Ciro Candia

Mr Ciro Candia

Headteacher and father

Ciro Candia is the headteacher of Oakwood School in Purley. Married to Caroline, they have seven children aged 24 to 13 years of age. Ciro’s research on fathers comes from more than twenty years of working with families from two highly successful independent primary schools that he helped to establish: Oakwood School in Purley and Oliver House in Clapham. Through countless conversations with fathers and mothers, he has looked at what successful parents have in common. He has given talks on fatherhood and upbringing at conferences around the UK.
Rev Dr Paul O’Callaghan  - Speaker

Rev Dr Paul O’Callaghan - Speaker

Professor of Theological Anthropology

Fr Paul O’Callaghan was born in Dublin and studied Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin. A professor of Theological Anthropology, he has taught theology at the University of Navarre (1985-1990) and from 1990 at the School of Theology of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross where he was Dean of Theology (2000-2008). He has also worked extensively in the formation of seminarians and the spiritual support of priests, having been Vice-Rector and Spiritual Director at Sedes Sapientiae International Ecclesiastical College and Director of the Centro di Formazione Sacerdotale.

Dr Adrian Treloar  - Speaker

Dr Adrian Treloar - Speaker

Psychiatrist

Dr Adrian Treloar is a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry working in South East London. He also edits the Catholic Medical Quarterly. Alongside his major specialism of Dementia Care, he is also a general psychiatrist with 30 years’ experience, and a former GP. He has published and spoken widely in the UK and around the world. Three of his books published by the Redemptorists on depression, suicide and dementia will be available on the day.

Archbishop Leo Cushley  - Speaker

Archbishop Leo Cushley - Speaker

Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Archbishop Leo Cushley has been archbishop and metropolitan of St Andrews and Edinburgh since 2013. Born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, he was a school chaplain before entering the Holy See’s diplomatic service where he served in such countries as Burundi, Portugal, the UN in New York, and Southern Africa before heading the Secretariat of State’s English Language Section from 2009-2013.

Dr Paul Shrimpton - Speaker

Dr Paul Shrimpton - Speaker

Historian of Education at Magdalen College School Oxford

Dr Paul Shrimpton has taught at Magdalen College School, Oxford for over thirty years. As a historian of education, he has been researching the educational ideas and practice of John Henry Newman for three decades. His published works include: ‘A Catholic Eton? Newman’s Oratory School’ (2005) and 'The "Making of Men": The Idea and Reality of Newman’s University in Oxford and Dublin’ (2014). Paul runs a website, www.ideaofauniversity.website, based on the 'Making of Men'. He is currently working on a critical edition of Newman’s university papers, which were printed posthumously as ‘My Campaign in Ireland’ (1896).

About Cliff Farrand

I am founder of a web development company called Webformity. I work with lots of commercial clients and specialise in developing school websites. A former lecturer in Information technology and more recently Head of global web services for Promethean. I enjoy walking and recently undertook the hobby of photography. I am married to Yvonne and have a daughter called Natasha.

Pin It on Pinterest

X