Formation

TOM O’LOUGHLIN

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Professor of Historical Theology, University of Nottingham

Will be visiting our Diocese to give sessions on “Rethinking Ministry for the Present Age”

July 18-19 at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, Mosgiel

Registration essential. Please click here to register.

Professor O’Loughlin, born in Dublin, has held the chair in Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham for ten years.  He is a priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton on England’s south coast.  He is a specialist in the early Church and the early medieval period, but his work is not dry Church history.  Rather he draws on the experience of Christian living and believing in the past to understand what is important for Christians today to make sense of their faith.  Liturgy and sacraments is a key focus of his work.

He sees one of his key tasks as communication –taking the fruits of academic research and communicating its insights to a wider public.  In his Dunedin workshops, Tom will get us looking to the past to empower the present and rethinking ministry for our present age.

Timetable

Thursday, 18 July.

11.00am – 3.30pm - Priests Council

6.30pm – 8.00pm – Open session for all: “Rethinking Ministry for the present age”

 Friday, 19 July

9.00am – Mass

10.00am – 4.30pm – Workshop for priests and lay ministers: “Rethinking Ministry for the present age”

Registration essential. Please click here to register.