We are happy about your interest in the 1st world meeting of professional lay ministers.
Today we would like to send you the necessary information for your participation.
We are delighted that there will be participants from Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and possibly Australia.
Together we want to launch a networking process, discuss alternatives to the traditional ordained ministry and live synodality on the eve of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality.
We look forward to seeing You
The Theological Advisory Board of the Professional Association of Pastoral Assistants in Germany e.V.
Prof. Dr. Christian Bauer | Prof. Dr. Norbert Köster | Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Sander | Prof. Dr. Hildegard Scherer |Thomas Bergmeister | Dr. Konstantin Bischoff | Johannes Frenz | Esther Goebel | Isabelle Molz | Susanne Schuhmacher-Godemann| Karoline Wilkens
1. October 2023 – 5. October 2023
Venue (incl. overnight stay):
Casa Santa Maria, Patrona della Baviera. Centro d’incontro dell’arcidiocesi di Monaco e Frisinga
Viale delle Medaglie d’Oro 400, 00136 Roma
(accommodation, conference fee, full catering)
Participants who are not able to pay the full or partial amount of the fee will be funded by the Berufsverband der Pastoralreferent*innen Deutschlands supported by the Catholic Church in Germany.
Travel has to be organised by the participants themselves. Upon request, the professional association may, where necessary, cover travel costs after consultation.
Berufsverband der Pastoralreferent*innen Deutschlands e.V.
Meet and Greet with Synod Participants
Sharing Experiences: What it means to be a Lay minister
Exchange on the Question of Laity-Clergy- Dualism
Lecture and Discussions on Synodality
Clericalism threatens synodality à Lay ministers as counter-model to clericalism
Visit and Exchange in the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Discovery of and with Rome
Discussion of steps for action and drafting of a strategy paper
Sharing with Synod Participants
Conclusion of the Worldmeeting
Steps for further Cooperation