The third webinar in the series Together Along the Way Conversations on Catholic Faith Formation in Contemporary Ireland will take place on Wednesday, 20 April at 7.00pm. The webinar will be led by Dr Timothy P. O’Malley who will speak to the theme of “Slow Catechesis: Contemplative Education in Late Modernity”.

Timothy P. O’Malley, PhD is Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and academic director of the Notre Dame Centre for Liturgy. He teaches and researches at the University of Notre Dame in liturgical-sacramental theology, catechesis, and marriage and family. Dr. O’Malley is the author of seven books, most recently Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life (Ave Maria Press, 2022). He is involved in a variety of initiatives out of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops including the Eucharistic Revival, as well as serving as a consultant for the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. He is married to Kara and has two children, ages nine and five.

Commenting ahead of the webinar Dr Alexander O’Hara, National Director for Catechetics with the Irish Bishops’ Conference, said, “The new Directory for Catechesis invites us to adopt a new approach to catechesis, appropriate to a digital age. In this webinar, we will explore “slow catechesis,” a way of inviting Catholics into a contemplation of divine love. The sources used in such catechesis can be myriad including Scripture, Tradition, art, popular piety, and more. The main thing we have to do in late modernity is to slow down, inviting people to behold, meditate, and begin to practice what they have discovered in their encounter with Jesus Christ.”

Registration for the webinar is open now at the following link and all are welcome:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodu6grD8rG9A87UI0si1XQV3Anviq4Xek

For information on the full webinar series see: http://catechetics.ie/webinars/

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