WelCom June/July 2021
New Zealand Catholics hungering for inspiration after the long pandemic are invited to join the Alive in the Spirit online conference from 8–10 July 2021. Three long-standing and wide-reaching Catholic networks have combined forces to host the Trans-Tasman event – the Pastoral Ministry Network, Christian Initiation Australia Network, and the Mission Planners Network Oceania.
The conference offers a variety of keynote speakers, home-grown workshops and enriching prayer and worship experiences. It aims to inspire and support lay people and clergy, staff, leadership teams, finance teams, pastoral councils, pastoral ministers and volunteers, those in education, counselling, pastoral care, youth ministry, family ministry, aged care and chaplaincies and anyone who wants to be Alive in the Spirit.
There will be the more than 30 on-demand workshops exploring areas such as best practice for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA); how we engage beyond the margins of our faith communities; planning for mission and renewal; supporting pastoral care; social justice initiatives, and many more. Presenters will be drawn from experienced pastoral ministers in Australia and New Zealand who will offer practical, down-to-earth wisdom, resources and avenues of new life.
For details go to www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/aliveinspirit/