Jesuit parishes

Peter Scally SJ and the team from Sacred Heart Edinburgh
Over three days last week almost 120 delegates from our parishes came together to learn from each other and from a panel of experts, how to breathe new energy into parish life to make them  “ centres of constant missionary outreach” (Evangelii Gaudiam 28).   Delegates from Scotland to the south coast, ranging in age from 21 to 89, and representing cultures on all continents, spent time together considering the three key documents issued by Pope Francis:Evangelii Gaudiam...
Humpty Dumpty and Alice John Tenniel via Wikimedia Commons
In the fantastic world which Lewis Carroll describes in his book Through the Looking Glass, the young Alice meets a whole host of very strange creatures. Among them is an old sheep who spends her time knitting while running a small shop which is packed with curious things. After peering around for some time, Alice decides to buy an egg, and when she takes it with her it gets larger and larger and more human – complete with an enormous face. The large human egg is called Humpty Dumpty, who finds...
Dr James Hanvey SJ addresses the conference
120 delegates from our ten parishes around the country arrived yesterday at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick as the Jesuit Pastoral Conference 2017 got underway.Each parish is represented by its parish priest and any permanent staff, as well as members of the parish council and key volunteers.  They are joined by key speakers (James Hanvey SJ, Elizabeth Davies and Henry Longbottom SJ), Fr Provincial and representatives of several of our apostolic works.Br Ken Vance SJ, the Province...