ANNUAL
CONFERENCE
2021

Friday 15th October &
Saturday 16th October

The SCA Annual Conference for members is held every year in October. The conference offers an opportunity to undertake professional development and receive personal and spiritual nourishment and support.

Due to ongoing restrictions with regards to Covid 19 this year’s conference will be online.

Conference Fee: €35

Keynote Speakers 2021:

Dr Suzanne Mulligan

Lecturer in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University, Maynooth

Tony Griffin

Co-Founder of the Soar Foundation and author of The Teenager’s Book of Life

About our Keynote Speakers:

Dr Suzanne Mulligan

Dr Suzanne Mulligan is a lecturer in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University, Maynooth.

Her specialisms include Catholic Social Doctrine and Fundamental Moral Theology, with particular interest in topics such as the common good, political ethics, and identity ethics. Suzanne will present on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Fratelli Tutti and its application to our role in Chaplaincy.

Tony Griffin

We are delighted to announce that Tony Griffin will speak at Conference 2021. Tony has always been fascinated by the human experience and has travelled the world to study his passion.

In 2010 he co-authored the bestselling book Screaming at the Sky, which was recognised for courageously dismantling taboos around mental health. In 2011 he co-founded the Soar Foundation, a pioneering emotional and mental health organisation that focuses on developing teenagers’ resilience and character.

The Teenager’s Book of Life gives young people the tools they need to take their first steps in a grown-up world that expects a lot of them and can often be unforgiving. It helps them to be honest with themselves about who they are and where they want to go in life, and it encourages them to have the confidence to pursue their passions and reach for their dreams.

Through a mosaic of stories, inspiring quotes and call-to-action exercises, former GAA star Tony Griffin guides teenagers on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, challenging them to believe in their abilities, value their uniqueness and appreciate the difference they can make by being true to themselves. Without sugar-coating the realities of life and the obstacles it throws in our way, Tony speaks to the mind, heart and soul of every teenager, offering meaning, comfort and hard-won insight.

By drawing on his ten years of working with teenagers and listening to their experiences, Tony goes right to the core, examining the most important dilemmas every teenager faces. An emotional rollercoaster of life-changing firsts, ecstatic highs and devastating lows needs a travel guide, and The Teenager’s Book of Life is exactly that.

There will be vacant positions on the SCA Executive Committee.

Please consider becoming part of the team at the AGM. Motions for Conference must be submitted 28 days prior to meeting to contact@schoolchaplaincy.ie