About

Divine Renovation Conference features Fr James Mallon, author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: From A Maintenance To A Missional Parish. He is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life.

Through humorous and colourful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples.

The event will explore key themes from the book and will inspire, equip, and empower you to bring transformation to your parish. This is for both clergy and key lay leaders. Come together as a team and get equipped to move your parish from maintenance to mission.

The 2018  Divine Renovation Conference in South Africa will take place in:

  • Cape Town   18 August
    Note: Online registrations for the Cape Town conference are now closed. If you’re already registered the venue is still:

    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Bergvliet Rd, Bergvliet, 7864

Note: check-in starts at 08:00. To see the rest of the programme click here


  • Johannesburg   13-14 August
    Note: the Johannesburg conference is already passed and consequently registrations closed.
  • Durban    16 August
    Note: Online registrations for the Durban conference are now closed.
    If you’re already registered the venue for the Durban conference is:
    St Joseph Catholic Church
    212 Florida Road
    Morningside
    Durban, 4001

*Note: Johannesburg conference is already passed and thus registrations closed. Durban online registrations are also now closed.

Speakers

Fr James Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Besides being a speaker on parish renewal and the New Evangelisation, Father James has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD series – Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology, produced through the JP II Media Institute which he founded in 2005.

He is the author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission and in 2016 authored the Divine Renovation Guidebook, a step by step manual for transforming your parish.

Born in Scotland, Father James and his family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1982. After studying at Christ the King seminary in British Columbia and St Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Father James was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.

 

 Fr James Mackay was ordained 9 years ago in his home parish of St Margaret of Cortona, Canning Town, London, in the same Church that he first became an altar server at 8 years of age. He trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome, and after 5 years of priestly ministry, became the Parish Priest of the Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham (POLOW).

POLOW neighbours his childhood parish and is in one of the poorest and most crime ridden places in London. In spite of this, the principles of Divine Renovation have transformed his Parish into a vibrant family united in purpose to make God’s love known in East London.

POLOW is ethnically diverse, with a large Nigerian, Ghanaian, Polish and Lithuanian population. The blend of these cultures into a united family of disciples is what makes this community truly Catholic. Fr James is excited to share his story.

 

Register

This conference is for both clergy and laity.  Come with your friends and colleagues / team(s) for encouragement and refreshment, as we look to move parishes across South Africa from maintenance to mission.

  • Note: Online registrations for the Cape Town conference are now closed. If you’re already registered the venue is still:Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Bergvliet Rd, Bergvliet, 7864

 

  • Johannesburg   13-14 August 2018
  • Durban    16 August 2018
  • Cape Town    18 August 2018

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