The Lay Forum is made up of a group of dedicated people who come together a couple of times a year to consider the future of Faith in Ireland.
We ask hard questions in a Faith context such as:
What are you seeking by coming here today?
Where do you experience God in your life?
Can you shape your dream of Faith in the future for us?
For those who participate, we, the Augustinians, share an understanding of our ethos, pastoral works and services. Our hope is to build an image of what Faith will look like in the future so that everyone can find God.
Some thoughts going forward
The Forum is a body that is to provide leadership and vision for the whole Province- rather than to search for solutions to local issues.
The regional meetings are a moment of possibility for hearing where people are at and in that hearing to begin to plan for the gathering (Synod) in 2019.
The way of working is prayerful discernment- what might this mean for the Forum in terms of how it works and how members relate to each other and the people in the local communities?
Download Dympna Mallon's input at the Regional Meetings