The 9th Annual ACTA Conference - Zoom Meeting

The 9th Annual ACTA Conference - Zoom Meeting
9th National ACTA Conference
 
The Parish? The Now and Future Church

 

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ACTA National Conference 

The Parish? The Now and Future Church

10.30 - 16.30   Saturday 22nd  October  2022

The Board of Trustees of ACTA have announced the arrangements for the
National Conference on Saturday 22 nd October. Members were consulted in
April about the possibility of a physical Conference but the majority of the
responses suggested that many would prefer one delivered via Zoom, at least for
this year.

The theme of this year’s Conference is an examination of the role and function
of the parish in a technological, post-Covid world. How will our sense of parish
be shaped by our experience of synodality? What changes need to occur for it to
be the prophetic voice in our communities? How do we manage ministry in a
parish in the future?

Our principal speaker this year will be Dr Phyllis Zagano, Senior Research
Associate-in-Residence, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. She was
appointed by Pope Francis to the Commission studying the role of women in the
diaconate. Her academic interests include forms of ministry and ecclesial
reform.

Some dioceses are starting to address the issues raised by their synodal process.
Issues of development and formation [ of clergy and laity] were raised in the vast
majority of diocesan reports. We will be hearing from teams from the
Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Diocese of Salford and the Archdiocese of Cardiff
on how they plan to take forward some of these key issues.

 

Dr Liam Hayes: Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge

Dr Phyllis Zagano: Senior Research Associate-in-residence, Hofstra New York

 

ALL Zoom Conference donations will be forwarded to Dr Zagano's chosen charity.    

Free for everyone under 25 and those on benefits.   

Register your interest at:   https://www.acalltoaction.org.uk

 

Event Properties

Event Date 22-10-2022 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-10-2022 4:30 pm
Capacity 200
Registered 40
Available places 160
NO CHARGE Any donations will be forwarded to the speakers' charity
Location Online Zoom Meeting
Download AGENDA Programme - v2 .pdf

Agendas

10:15

Prompt Start

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10:30

Start of National Conference

Welcome & Opening Prayer:

10:35

Introduction

of Dr Liam Hayes: Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge

10:40

Reflection

Dr Liam Hayes:

11:00

Introduction

of Dr Phyllis Zagano Senior Research Associate-in-residence, Hofstra New York

11:10

Presentation

Dr Phyllis Zagano

11:40

Questions & Answers

Questions will be posted via Chat facility and moderated by ACTA Trustees

12:00

Workshop 1

Set of 2 questions set by Dr Zagano with facilitation by ACTA Trustees/Coordinators

12:45

to 13:15

12.45 pm - 13.15 pm Lunch Break

13:10

Introduction of Presentation Teams

• Archdiocese of Liverpool • Diocese of Salford • Archdiocese of Cardiff Ten minutes each until 14:40

14:45

Question & Answer

Questions will be posted via Chat facility and moderated by ACTA Trustees

15:00

Tea Break

for 15 minutes

16:00

Vote of Thanks

by Frank Callus

16:15

Final Prayer

Final Prayer & Blessing – Fr Joseph O’ Hanlon

Speakers

Dr Liam Hayes

Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge

Liam currently works as the theology programme adviser in CAFOD’s Theology Programme. He completed his doctoral research at Heythrop College, University of London, in which he explored the disjunction between Catholic teaching and practice in sexual ethics, and the significant role that experience plays in moral discernment. Liam is a priest in the Diocese of Brentwood in the UK and will be commencing a research fellowship at the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge in October 2022.

Dr Phyllis Zagano

Senior Research Associate-in-residence, Hofstra New York

Phyllis Zagano is an American author and academic. She has written and spoken on the role of women in the Roman Catholic Church and is an advocate for the ordination of women as deacons. Her writings have been variously translated into Indonesian, Czech, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.