Engage to build on the success of last years conference
Last years Fortify Catholic Parish Youth Ministry Conference was designed to showcase youth ministry options available to parishes in Ireland. Over 200 people from across Ireland attended who were involved in or concerned about ministry to young people. The Youth Conference has now been renamed Engage, seeking to assist the further development of Catholic Youth Ministry as it seeks to engage with young people.
This year our keynote speaker is David Wells from the UK. See his profile below
Through the day there will be other speakers and interviews as well as and an extensive exhibition area.
Sadly, there will not be a concert in the evening.
About David Wells
David has spoken at more than 300 conferences worldwide. He is a regular contributor to the Religious Education Congress at Anaheim in California, where over 30,000 delegates gather to hear some of the world’s most prolific religious writers. In the UK he has presented at conferences in every diocese in England and Wales, served on several working parties for the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, guest lectures at three English Universities, and in 2000 he scripted and produced the video series “You, your Children and their Catholic faith” which sold widely throughout the English speaking Church. He has published two books, The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple, both available from Redemptorist Publications. Bishop Malcolm McMahon Chair of the Department for Education and Formation in the Bishop’s Conference described David as a “Remarkable and gifted speaker.”