The Adoremus Symposium Day

03/05/2018 10:00 am

Here's a detailed a timeline for The Adoremus Symposium Day – Exploring the Place of Eucharistic Adoration - that took place on Friday 7 September 2018 at the ACC Arena in Liverpool.

Time Item
10:00-10:30 Arrival and Coffee
10:30-11:00 Welcome & Opening Prayer: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP and the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain
11:00-11:45 Keynote 1: The Scriptural Context. A deepening of our adoration and understanding of the Holy Eucharist must begin with the Scriptures. This presentation examines various relevant texts of both the Old and New Testaments and their Jewish and wider backgrounds. Rev Canon Mervyn Tower, MA, SSL, PhD. Parish Priest, Corpus Christi, Oxford
11:45-12:00 Short Break
12:00-12:45 Keynote 2: The Eucharist in the life of the Church. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission. Canon David J Oakley, Rector of St Mary’s College, Oscott
12:50-13:35 Keynote 3: Teaching the Eucharist. The Eucharist won’t make sense unless it is taught from a lived context that makes sense of it. Sr Margaret Atkins CRSA. A member of the Augustinian Community at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria. A former teacher of Theology at Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds
13:35-14:30 Lunch - a sandwich lunch will be provided
  In the afternoon delegates can attend 1 of the 3 presentations for each time slot
14:30-15:15 Presentation Set 1
  Preparing Children for the Sacraments of Initiation.
Preparing children for their First Holy Communion in a completely Christocentric way, maximising the opportunity of sacramental catechesis to help the children encounter Jesus and the Church, in full accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Dora Nash is the author of popular Sacramental Preparation Courses Confirmed in the Faith and Jesus Comes to Me. She was Head of RE for over twenty years at Newman’s Oratory School, now near Reading.
  The ministry of the Eucharist in hospitals and prisons.
These presentations will focus on how through the Sacraments, especially that of the Eucharist, those who are serving time in prison, or an extended period in hospital, are united with the worshipping church.
The Right Reverend Paul Mason is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Fr Paul Douthwaite is the Bishops’ Conference National Chaplain for Prisons.
  Eucharistic Liturgical Rites outside of Mass.
In considering Eucharistic liturgical rites outside of Mass, this presentation will focus on the Worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass, its value and meaning to us today, alongside how Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist is interconnected with the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. Fr Paul Gunter OSB, a monk of Douai Abbey, holds a doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome where he taught for many years. He is Secretary of the Department of Christian Life and Worship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and parish priest of Our Lady and St Joseph Alcester.
  In the afternoon delegates can attend 1 of the 3 presentations for each time slot
15:30-16:15 Presentation Set 2
  The Eucharist as a sign of the Church’s Unity: “One Bread, One Body” revisited
The presentation will focus on the Eucharist as a sign of unity and will revisit the teaching document “One Bread, One Body” issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland in 1998. Dr Dominic Robinson SJ teaches Dogmatic and Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College and Allen Hall Seminary and is the Vice-Chair of the Society for Ecumenical Studies and of Churches Together in Westminster. He will be assisted by Canon John O’Toole, National Ecumenical Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Anglican, Methodist and Salvation Army ecumenical colleagues.
  A kingdom of justice, love and peace: The Eucharist and Social Justice
This session will address how the Eucharist changes the way we can see the world and the demands it makes on how we should live. Dr Phil McCarthy is the Chief Executive of Caritas Social Action Network, the domestic social action agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. He is a former family doctor with a strong interest in Catholic Social Teaching.
  “Teaching children to pray before the Eucharist”
Sharing ways in which we can teach children to pray before the Eucharist.
Julie Rourke is a Primary Religious Education Advisor and Section 48 Inspector for the Christian Education Department at the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Before this, she was a primary school teacher for many years. Julie has worked closely with colleagues from the Christian Education Department to share ways in which we can teach children to pray before the Eucharist.
  In the afternoon delegates can attend 1 of the 3 presentations for each time slot
16:30–17:15 Presentation Set 3
  “John Henry Newman and Dominic Barberi: An historical moment in Eucharistic Adoration”
Fr Ian Ker is generally regarded as the leading authority on the life and writings of Bl John Henry Newman, on whom he has written the definitive biography as well as several other books. He is also the author of the definitive biography of G. K. Chesterton and other books. He has taught both English literature and theology at universities in the US and UK, including most recently Oxford. He recently retired as parish priest of Burford in Oxfordshire.
  “Musical resources for Adoration”
This presentation will survey music suitable for use during Adoration in your Parish. There will be the opportunity to sing through and hear many of the items presented. Dr Christopher McElroy is the Director of Music at Liverpool’s iconic Metropolitan Cathedral. He holds a PhD on the Reception of Vatican II in England and Wales and has over 20 years over experience working in Roman Catholic Churches and Cathedrals.
  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ministry and Practice
Fr Chris Thomas is a priest of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Director of its lrenaeus Project, named after the second century bishop who said the ‘glory of God is a person fully alive’. The project aims to help people have opportunities to pray, to explore the Scriptures, to reflect on what it means to be human and alive and to know the truth that God is with us. Chris has spoken all over England and Ireland as well as in mainland Europe and is the author of six books on spirituality.
Sr Moira Meeghan is a Sister of St Mary of Namur who grew up in St Helens and followed a career in teaching, culminating in the headship of a joint Catholic and Church of England primary school primary school in Liverpool. After a period of further study in pastoral theology and spiritual accompaniment Moira joined the Irenaeus Project in 2015.
Both are members of the Archdiocesan Tutor Group providing initial training and in service for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
17:30–17:45 Conclusion and Closing Prayer
18.15 Choral Vespers followed by Mass at 1900 is available at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for those wishing to attend

Adoremus: Event Guide

Adoremus-Event-Guide.pdf 608.88 kB

Event Guidance for Adoremus detailing; the Symposium Day, the Congress day and the Pilgrimage Day.