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Lorraine McCarthyLorraine McCarthy

Who do we think we are as parish? The answer to this question, and the unspoken assumptions behind it, can drive who we are and what we do as a community of faith. Based on the work of Fr James Mallon, author of Divine Renovation: Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission, this workshop will take a light- hearted look at several ‘models’ of parish we can find ourselves working from and how these models can hinder or help the effectiveness of our mission. A new model that will help parishes in their efforts to ‘make disciples’ will then be proposed and discussed.

About Lorraine

Lorraine McCarthy is the Alpha in a Catholic Context Co-ordinator in Australia. As a Pastoral Associate in the Archdiocese of Melbourne she has run Alpha in Parishes since 1999 and has seen how Alpha can both welcome people new to faith and re-energise existing Parishioners. Lorraine is passionate about growing Parishes through strong pastoral vision and adult faith formation. She has a degree in Theology and a Post-Graduate Diploma specialising in Adult Faith Formation. She is a Spiritual Director and is part of the Pallotti College Retreat Team. She teaches the Catherine of Siena Institute Called and Gifted Workshop.

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PROCLAIM 2016 conference is organised on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference by the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.
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