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Wednesday March 13  2019
Pastoral Care: Daring to be with Others
Sr Margaret Ghosn Maronite Sister of the Holy Family, Master of Theology, Master of Education, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Pastoral care involves the discovery of self in relationship with those we care for and with. It involves people wrestling with life changing and affirming issues with the support of theological and spiritual resources so we can facilitate life better for those we care for.
Margaret’s book The Miracle of Love (2018) notes that the essential element that makes a helpful pastoral intervention in people’s lives is love for them. How do we care for people, what do we do or say, how do we deal with our own demons and what happens when we are overwhelmed or paralysed by the pain or beauty of the lives of those we care for?
Margaret’s definition of pastoral care begins with the humanisation of the pastoral relationship that we might move toward wholeness, justice and equity. She notes the importance of respect for difference, collaboration and the interdisciplinary nature of caring for the vulnerable. Pastoral carers are part of team of players including family, personal experience, faith, culture and the other helping professionals.
Pastoral caring is often a slow process requiring patience, honesty, authenticity and being at home with silence. These themes and many more will be explored in this workshop.
When:                    Wednesday March 13  2019
5 pm for 5.30pm – 7.30 pm  (short break about 6.30pm)
Where:                   Transforming Practices Rooms, Library underneath the church, 29 Oxford Street, Epping.
Donation:              $40 Direct debit: BSB 802-084  Acc No 106471
Light refreshments are served from 5.00 p.m.

RSVP Essential by March 10. To ensure you receive a Certificate of Attendance on the night and for catering, please advise Peter Reedy if you intend to come to the Forum.
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