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Evangelium Conference 16-18 August 2019

Registration is open for the twelfth Evangelium conference on the theme of explaining the Catholic faith in the modern world, 16–18 August 2019. Set in the beautiful grounds of the Oratory School in Reading, the acclaimed Evangelium Conference combines a unique residential weekend break with the opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith, assisting participants to live, share, and defend the faith today. Talks and workshops are combined with daily Mass, eucharistic adoration, and social events.

Please book through St Anthony Communications. A reduced rate is available for students and the unwaged.

The confirmed speakers include: Mgr John Armitage; Fr Armand de Malleray; Fr Andrew Pinsent; Joanna Bogle; Sebastian Morello; Brenden Thompson; Dr James Bogle; Rev Dr Stephen Morgan; Dr. Matthew Ward; Fr Marcus Holden; and Sarah de Nordwall. The outline timetable is as follows:

Timetable

Friday 16th August

2.00pm Arrival, registration, tea and coffee (front hall)

2.45pm Welcome and introduction to the conference: Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Andrew Pinsent

3.00pm First conference: Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Andrew Pinsent “Heart Speaks to Heart – Communicating Newman”

3.45pm Questions and discussion

4.10pm Break and tea (Morey building)

4.45pm(A) Workshop: Fr Armand de Malleray “Concomitance: ‘Is Christ’s Body in the Chalice and His Blood in the Host?’”

4.45pm(B) Workshop: Fr Andrew Pinsent, “The Life of Grace”

4.45pm(C) Workshop: Dr Matthew Ward – “The Composer as Theologian: Sir James MacMillan at 60”

5:30pm Break and preparation for Mass, including music practice (in the small chapel)

6.15pm MASS – Celebrant and preacher Mgr John Armitage

7.00pm Supper

8.00pm Second conference: Mgr John Armitage – “The Dowry of Mary – The Re-consecration of England”

8.45pm Questions and discussion

9.00pm Rosary and Night Prayer with Confessions available (main chapel)

9.30pm Bar and evening gathering (the front hall)

Saturday 17th August

7.15am Supplementary Liturgy (main chapel) – MASS in Extraordinary Form

7.30am Morning prayer, led by Fr Neil Brett (small chapel)

8.00am Breakfast

9.00am Third conference: Brenden Thompson “The Art of Sharing the Church’s Story”

9.45am Questions and discussion

10.00am Tea and coffee (Morey building)

10.30(A) Workshop: Rev Dr Stephen Morgan – “Newman and Liberalism”

10.30(B) Workshop: Fr Armand de Malleray – “The Holy Eucharist, our rehearsal for Judgment. Discerning and professing the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist is our best preparation for meeting with Him face to Face after we die”

10.30(C) Workshop: Fr Andrew Pinsent – “Basics of Science and Faith”

10.30(D) Workshop: Sarah de Nordwall – “Inside the Eternal- Evangelising the Imagination: including the SciFi piece ‘The Life Span Tour’ and an exploration of the themes of reality, virtual reality and the means of speaking truth to the imagination.”

11.15am Break and preparation for Mass, including music practice

12.00noon MASS – celebrant Fr Neil Brett and preacher Fr Pius Collins

1.00pm Lunch

1:45pm – 3.30pm Sports/free time (football begins at 2pm meet outside the dining room). There will also be a music practice to prepare the splendid music for Sunday Mass.

2.15pm Special Screening in Theatre of the DVD film “A TIME TO REVIVE”

3.30pm Fourth conference: Dr Kerri Christopher - “Stop Agonising over Decisions: Learn to Discern”

4.15pm Questions and discussion

4.30pm Tea and coffee (Morey building)

5.00pm(A) Workshop: Brenden Thompson – “Practical Apologetics”

5.00pm(B) Workshop: Dr Matthew Ward – “The Sermons of Bishop Thomas Watson: Teaching on the Sacraments from the Reign of Queen Mary”

5.00pm(C) Workshop: Dr Kerri Christopher – “Practical Discernment: A Discussion”

5.00pm(D) Workshop: – “Why Are Churches Built The Way They Are? Pugin, The Development of Christian Architecture and the Priority of the Gothic”

6.00pm Supper

7.00pm APOLOGETICS PANEL: Dame Joanna Bogle, Sebastian Morello, Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent

8.00pm Night Prayer, opportunity for confession: Fr Neil Brett (main chapel)

8.30pm Bar and evening gathering and entertainment (the Black Room)

Exposition continues in the chapel until midnight when there will be Benediction.

Sunday 18th August

7.15am Supplementary Liturgy (main chapel) – MASS in Extraordinary Form

7.30am Morning prayer, led by Fr Neil Brett (small chapel)

8.00am Breakfast

9.00am Fifth Conference: Sarah de Nordwall – “12 poems for Jordan Peterson – and Beyond the Jordan, to the Realm of Grace”

9.45am Questions and discussion

10.00am Tea and Coffee (in the Morey building)

10.30am(A) Workshop: Joanna Bogle – “Benedict XVI and John Henry Newman”

10.30am(B) Workshop: Fr David Elliott – “What can the Earliest Gospel Manuscripts tell us about the Early Church?”

10.30am(C) Workshop: Dr Stephen Morgan – “Some Reflections on the Present State of Catholics in China”

10.30am(D) Workshop: Sarah de Nordwall – “Finding the Hidden Spring – Experience the evangelising of the heart through free writing and creative writing.”

11.15am Break and preparation for Mass, including music practice

12.00noon MASS – Celebrant and preacher Fr Neil Brett

1.00pm Lunch

1:45pm-3.00pm Sports/free time (for football meet at 2pm outside the dining hall)

2.15pm OPTIONAL EXTRA DISCUSSION FORUM IN CONFERENCE HALL – Fr Marcus Holden, Deacon Stephen Morgan and Sebastian Morello – Navigating the Amazon Synod

3.00pm Tea and coffee (Morey building)

3.30pm Sixth Conference: Sebastian Morello – “Catholicism and Liberalism: Two Opposing Visions of the Human Person”

4.15pm Questions and discussion

4.30pm Conclusion of Evangelium 2019 – Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Andrew Pinsent.

4.45pm Prayers and Depart

The conference is intended especially for young Catholics age 18–35.

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