Healing Circle

 The ACP has organised its initial Healing Circle for members and non-members.
The meeting is for ALL priests, not just those who face accusations, rightly or wrongly. 
Date:    Tuesday 28 Nov 2017
Time:    2.00-5.00pm
Venue:  Ovens Parish Centre, Co Cork (near Ballincollig)
Cost:     €20 per person
Register with Tim Hazelwood on 087 – 133 7164
(if unavailable, please contact Liamy Mac Nally,
ACP Admin Secretary on 087 – 223 3220).

Healing Circles
Speaking at the ACP AGM 2016 Marie Keenan said: “The body keeps the score.”
In an extensive address (available on the ACP website, posted 17 Nov 2016) dealing with the negativity many clerics have experienced over the past twenty years, Marie stated: “Maybe it is time for collective grieving for clergy…. for the Church they once knew, for the priesthood they originally entered, for the congregations they once served, for the relations with bishops and superiors they once lived…. so that they can emerge refreshed, renewed and invigorated, with increased depth of wisdom and gratitude that we know come in the wake of our grieving and the letting go and letting in… And it is never too late. Something to think about ….. Maybe a project of Healing Circles round the country for clergy could be next on the agenda of ACP?… I urge you to consider a nationwide campaign of healing circles involving clergy – and later involving laity, victims and offenders. I urge you to reinstate forgiveness and redemption as being of God and something which we might all work to with courage. And most of all I urge you to take care of yourself in this time of uncertainty and challenge.”

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