24 Sep 2015

Limerick - What is our mission?

As the preparations for the Synod continue apace Bishop Brendan has announced his intention to gather men and women who are involved and interested in shaping Limerick’s identity into the future – this includes people from the world of Business, the Arts, Sport, Politics, Heads of Third level Colleges, City Councillors, etc.

In announcing the event Bishop Brendan has said:

“The Diocesan Synod is occurring in a context of new energy and focus in Limerick regarding the city and county’s future. At the launch of the “Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick” Mr. Conn Murray described it as “a once in a generation plan to guide the economic, social and physical renaissance of Limerick city centre, the wider county and Mid-West region.” The Church, as Pope Francis reminds us regularly, exists to promote “a culture of encounter” at the service of society as a whole. It is in this spirit and at this stage of our preparations for the Synod, that I am hosting this event entitled “Limerick: What is our Mission?” ‘

The purpose of the gathering is to offer this moment of dialogue so that the Church can make informed decisions as it moves forward in its mission at the service of the city.

Dr Lorna Gold will lead and facilitate the discussion. Formerly of the Department of Politics at the University of York, Dr. Gold is Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire. She writes widely on a broad range of development issues, including the Milliennium Development Goals and the relationship between Catholic Social Teaching and ethical business models. Recently, she acted as Moderator at a high-level two-day conference in the Vatican.

The event will take place on Tuesday October 13th .

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