CWR Ireland 2020 Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Emmaus Retreat & Conference Centre
Swords, Dublin





Keynote Speakers

Patrizia Morgante
Communications Officer
International Union of Superiors General

Roger Childs
Commissioning Editor of Religious Programmes



‘Social Media – The Frontier of Evangelisation’
Presented by Michelle Robertson, Communications Officer with Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
This workshop will include ‘What social media really is’; ‘myths of social media vs the reality’; the impact and role of social media; why your congregation can no longer ignore social media.

‘E-Newsletters – are they worth doing?’
Presented by Suzanne Ryder, RSM Communications Coordinator for Western Province
This workshop will include choosing your audience for your newsletter– internal or external and discerning which is most appropriate for your congregation; the purpose of sharing news; how to source stories.

‘Communicating with young adults – Do Not Be Afraid.’
Presented by Anne-Marie Whelan, Evangelisation & Vocations Officer with Sisters of Bon Secours
Anne-Marie will share her experience of communicating with young adults; building relationships; evangelising; accompanying; forming community; sending forth.

‘Interviews on local radio – some do’s and don’ts’
Presented by Gerry Glennon, presenter on Mid-West Radio
Gerry will help to dispel the fear of engaging with local media and answer questions on how to make the most of local resources to share stories.

‘Websites – their importance for Religious Congregations’
Presented by Patrizia Morgante, UISG Communications.
Patrizia will share with us her experience of having and updating Congregation Websites. Do we need them? How important are they?

‘Podcasts- Living in Communion through Communication’
Presented by Miriam Gormally, Soul Waves Radio
Miriam Gormally has been working in the areas of media communications for the last 20 years. Her focus is on telling engaging stories that call us to reflect on our relationship with one another and on how we are called to live in Communion through Communication.