"The hope that does not disappoint" by Dr Mary Healy (16 July)

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal

The online series Leading a Missionary Parish continues this Thursday (16 July), with guest speaker Dr Mary Healy leading a session entitled "The hope that does not disappoint".

About the Series

Missionary parishes transform lives and yield a growing army of disciples for whom worship and sacraments come to life and whose ministry and service flourishes. Held fortnightly, these interactive sessions are designed for parish leaders to hear from and be inspired by global leaders in missionary parish renewal.
7.45pm - Zoom room opens
8.00pm - Session starts
9.15pm - Session concludes 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday 16 July: "The hope that does not disappoint" with Dr Mary Healy
One of the first three women to be appointed a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Dr Healy has made it her mission to see renewal in Christian hearts everywhere. She is a professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and speaks regularly on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing and the spiritual life. Register here

Thursday 30 July: "The father’s heart: a vision for missionary renewal" with Fr James Mallon
Fr James Mallon is passionate about building parishes that prioritise the formation of missionary disciples. Author of Divine Renovation: from a maintenance to a missional parish and Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish, he is Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and founded the Divine Renovation Ministry which supports of parishes throughout the world in their efforts towards renewal and transformation. Register here

Thursday 13 August: "Evangelii Gaudium: Organising ourselves for mission" with Bishop Nicholas Hudson
Bishop Nicholas Hudson is an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster in London, where he has oversight of the offices for Evangelisation and Youth. Bishop Nicholas has a passion for forming parish evangelisation teams that seek to initiate effective evangelising initiatives and mobilise missionary outreach. Register here


These sessions are free. Visit to register for a session (or multiple sessions). Registrants will then receive a Zoom link for the sessions via email. For further information please contact the Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal (Teresa Rhynehart: or Lorraine McCarthy:

Missed the previous session?

The first guest speaker in the series was Fr Stephen Langridge (UK), who spoke on "Awakening your heart for mission". Fr Stephen is the parish priest of St Elizabeth of Portugal parish in Richmond, London and formerly served as the vocations director for the Southwark Diocese. In his talk, he shared how leading a “missional” parish has impacted his own approach to leadership and priesthood, and how he was able to effectively engage the young families in his “nappy valley” parish. 
Parish leaders are encouraged to use these suggested discussion questions when listening to Fr Stephen's talk.  
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