Dr Anne Codd is an Irish Presentation Sister, involved for many years in educational, community and pastoral development in Ireland and further afield, with a particular interest in Church as both community of faith and social organisation.
She is crrently Resource Person for the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
|Title of event||Communion and Co-responsibility coming to life in pastoral practice|
|Description of event||
At the opening of the Pastoral Convention of the Diocese of Rome in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI asked what paths can be taken since the mandate to evangelise not only concerns a few but rather all of the baptised. He asked that we renew our efforts for a formation which is more attentive and focused on the vision of the Church … on the part of priests as well as of religious and lay people to understand ever better what this Church is, this People of God in the Body of Christ. He said “it is necessary to improve pastoral structures in such a way that the co-responsibility of all the members of the People of God in their entirety is gradually promoted, with respect for vocations and for the respective roles of the consecrated and of lay people. This demands a change in mindset, particularly concerning lay people. They must no longer be viewed as ‘collaborators’ of the clergy but truly recognised as ‘co-responsible’, for the Church’s being and action, thereby fostering the consolidation of a mature and committed laity.
”From 13th – 15th September the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development in dialogue with the Council for Justice and Peace will be hosting a national conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on the theme of Communion and Co-responsibility in the Church. The aims of this event are:
|Date of event||11th June until 16th June|
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