IEC2012 – Stephen Cummins
Mr Stephen Cummins is Director of Marriage Education with ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service. Stephen has been a member of ACCORD for twenty six years firstly as a volunteer member and as Director of Marriage Education for the past ten years.
ACCORD is an agency of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and is engaged in the work of preparing couples for the sacrament of marriage and offering a counselling service for those experiencing difficulties in their marriage relationships.
He studied Philosophy at the Milltown Institute, Dublin and completed his Masters Degree in Pastoral Leadership at All Hallows College, Dublin.
He is an accredited FOCCUS trainer and an accredited Prepare/Enrich facilitator. Stephen is married to Mary with three adult children and one grandchild.
“Eucharist, Marriage and Family”
Throughout the workshop participants will examine a number of ways in which couples and families become Eucharist to each other in the ordinariness of daily life e.g. unconditional love, self sacrifice, forgiveness, suffering, solidarity and hospitality. We will draw from the writings of Pope Benedict XVI and the writings of contemporary theologians such as, Richard Gaillardetz and Ronald Rolheiser