Monday, October 27, 2008

Faith, Family and the Future Conference

On Saturday some of us drove up to London Colney for the Faith, Family and the Future Conference. I was scheduled to lead a workshop on the Saturday night and then to give a talk on Sunday morning. The conference was attended by about two hundred people, including children. A special programme of activities was laid on for them while their parents attended the talks. The girls were particularly triumphant when they beat the boys in the tug o' war!
We'd missed the morning sessions but were able to hear Fr Lauiz Ruscillo talk about passing on the faith in his inimitable style. We also heard Fr Aidan Nicholls. My talk coincided with Fr Jeremy Davies speaking on evangelising at Speakers' Corner, so we missed that one.
The workshop on Saturday was entitled 'Discerning your future spouse'. On Sunday the title I was given was 'Responding to the Call in our Secular World'. Afterwards I took some of the lads home and met up with Fr John Armitage. It was good to see him again and catch up on news.


torchofthefaith said...

Dear Father

It was good to meet you yesterday and to hear your encouraging talk at the conference.

We have included a little piece about you on our blog.

We will pray for you and for the lads discerning and training for the priesthood.

God Bless
Alan and Angeline

Fr Stephen said...

Thanks Alan and Angeline. I'll have a look at your blog.