Holy Spirit: giver of life


Holy Spirit eConference News Story

The Broken Bay Institute’s ‘The Holy Spirit’ eConference will be hosted at six eSites across the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta on Thursday 19 May, including the Diocesan Centre for Catholic Adult Faith Formation, Institute For Mission (IFM).

The eConference will also be hosted at eSites Marymount Mercy Centre (Castle Hill), Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Centre (Greystanes), Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Queen of Poland Convent (Marayong), the Catholic Education Office (Parramatta) and Our Lady of Mercy College (Parramatta).

Thousands of people across Australia and around the world are expected to be online for the eConference between 10.30am and 3.15pm, sharing in the rare opportunity of hearing two keynote educators - Fr Denis Edwards and Sr Janette Gray rsm - as they explore the theme of The Holy Spirit: Giver of Life.

The keynote educators will be joined by Fr Chris Ryan MGL and Mrs Jan Heath throughout the day, bringing an experiential aspect to the eConference.

If you would like to join in the eConference at the IMF eSite at 1-5 Marion Street Blacktown, bookings are essential. Please contact IFM by phoning 02 9831 4911 or emailing mh@instituteformission.com.au 

Attendance at the IFM eSite is free and tea and coffee will be provided, however, participants are asked to bring their own lunch on the day.

eConference program


Opening Prayer

(Commencement of webcast)


Introduction of Host and Educators

(Mike Bailey)


Session 1: Fr Denis Edwards
“The Big Story of the Spirit”

(The Holy Spirit in Creation, Grace, the Incarnation and the Church)


Local facilitated discussion


Session 2: Sr Janette Gray
“The Closeness of God -
Experience of the Holy Spirit”

(Grace and presence of the Spirit)


Session 3: Jan Heath
“God chooses ordinary people for an
extraordinary mission” (Part A)


Local facilitated discussion




Session 4: Fr Denis Edwards
“The Creator Spirit”

(The Holy Spirit in Ecological Context)


Local facilitated discussion


Session 5: Sr Janette Gray
Holy Spirit in the life of the Church

(Communion and mission)


Session 6: Fr Chris Ryan
God chooses ordinary people for an 
extraordinary mission” (Part B)


Local facilitated discussion and afternoon tea


Panel - Edwards/Gray/Ryan/Heath


Final Prayer


Book prizes for eConference participants

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