Friday, 13 June 2014

EVANGELIUM CONFERENCE 2014 FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS

The seventh Evangelium weekend residential conference on explaining the Catholic Faith in the modern world will be held Friday 1 August (2pm) to Sunday 3 August 2014 (5pm) at the Reading Oratory School. Information and registration can be found on the Evangelium website:
www.evangelium.co.uk

The conference provides opportunities for young Catholics, especially 18 – 35, to learn more about the faith, to pray, and be spiritually refreshed in the beautiful setting of the Oratory School near Reading. Guest speakers for Evangelium 2014 will include:

• Rt. Rev Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth

• Joanna Bogle – Broadcaster and Writer

• Lynette Burrows – Journalist, Social Commentator and Family Rights Activist

• Mary Killeen – Director of Marriage and Family studies at Maryvale Institute

• Fr Marcus Holden – Maryvale Tutor, Custodian of the National Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate

• Dr William Newton – International Theology Institute

• Fr Armand de Malleray – Chaplain of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

• Fr Andrew Pinsent – Theology Faculty of Oxford and former CERN physicist

A new feature of the conference from summer 2014 will be the ability to build a personalised short course of four sessions, with a summaries and references provided for ongoing reading, selected from one of the fourfold areas of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: CREED, SACRAMENTS, MORALS, and PRAYER. Annual conferences that present a variety of talks within these themes will enable regular participants to build up a body of knowledge year by year

Conference posters are available here: Evangelium conference poster 2014. The conference is co-organised by a priest of Arundel and Brighton, Fr Andrew Pinsent.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

With generous assistance from the Catholic Truth Society and the Reading Oratory School, the cost of the weekend is only £95, which includes conference materials, accommodation and all meals from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday. A reduced price of £65 is also available on request to those in need. To register for the 2014 Evangelium Conference, either:

• fill in and submit the online conference registration form.

or, to print a form to register and pay by post:

• download the conference leaflet and booking form.

PRAISE FROM PARTICIPANTS AT PREVIOUS EVANGELIUM CONFERENCES

• “A great opportunity to pray and meet other committed Catholics; it was very valuable to be made aware of the wider network of Catholics in Britain and beyond.”

• “It was very helpful to me to be able to spend a weekend away concentrating totally on my faith, with periods of adoration and prayer.”

• “All of the talks were very helpful, packed with useful knowledge – a great opportunity for theological and spiritual enrichment in a short period of time.”

• “A combination of excellent talks with many opportunities for prayer and the sacraments – food for the mind, body and soul.”

• “A great opportunity to discuss spiritual issues with educated and like-minded persons … The conference inspired me to evangelise once again. I feel so encouraged to meet such lovely people who have also taught me so much.”

• “I have been inspired and encouraged to express my faith and witness to others … This conference restored and rekindled my desire to be part of the re-evangelisation of England, and the rest of Great Britain and Ireland.”

• “There was a wonderful friendly atmosphere … I appreciated this conference from the bottom of my heart.”

• “The Apologetics Panel was the highlight … tremendous value in terms of hearing how to answer difficult questions and defend the faith.”

The Evangelium Conferences in recent years have also provided an opportunity for interviews for a series of catechetical DVDs published by St Anthony Communications and sold in the UK and the US (by Ignatius Press). The most recent video is, “Prayer: A Surge of the Heart.”

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