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We need to talk! 

A discussion around a national voice for laity
within the Irish Church 



The Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland Lay Mission Committee invite you to a participative zoom meeting that aims to bring the voices of lay people to the Synodal table to envisage a more inclusive and flourishing Church in Ireland. 

Date: 24th May

Time: 7 – 9pm

Presentation by Shane Halpin, CEO Viatores Christi

 Followed by discussion in Breakout Rooms 

***Please note: This event is organised primarily for the participation of lay people. Please forward this information to lay people (volunteers, co-workers, associates etc) within your network.

Please help spread the word!
Registration is essential and is available below:

Registration Form

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Shane is a Masters graduate of Pastoral Ministry and also has an undergraduate BA in Pastoral Theology from All Hallows in Dublin.  He also has a BA in Community Development from the University of Western Cape in South Africa where he worked for 10 years.  He has a corporate background in public relations and media but since working in South Africa where he founded The Big Issue project he has switched his allegiance to assisting and engaging with faith-based organisations.  He has worked as a parish pastoral worker in Dublin; he has facilitated parish pastoral council training in the Armagh Diocese; he has worked in the area of communications with the Irish Jesuits, and has developed Adventure Retreats for young people with the Sacred Hearts Fathers (SSCC) in Dublin.  He has been the CEO of the international missionary organisation, Viatores Christi (VC) since 2013 and is currently chair of his local pastoral council in Drogheda. He is passionate about his faith and a desire for a Sprit-filled Church in Ireland.

Speaker: Shane Halpin