In this Year of Faith, Faith Development Services is hosting a day away for people involved in parish ministry. This day is an opportunity for reflection, learning and renewal in a beautiful setting. With Keynote talk, workshops, time for reflection and prayer, the day has much to offer anybody who would like to take some time out to reflect on what they do in the life of the parish.

Venue & Date

Mount St. Anne’s, Killenard, Co. Laois. June 8th, 2013

Timetable for the day

9:45 Registration

10:00 Welcome & Opening Prayer

10:30 Keynote address: Sr. Bríd Liston, FCJ (Director of Pastoral Theology, Maynooth)

11:15 Coffee Break

11:45 Workshops:

Art and Environment Groups (Fr. Liam Morgan)

Baptism Team Members (Margarita Bedding)

Choir Directors (Fr. Liam Lawton)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Fr. Tom O’Byrne)

Funeral Ministry (Sr. Eileen Murphy & team members)

John Paul II Co-ordinators (Yvonne Rooney)

Readers (Julie Kavanagh)

Sacramental Co-ordinators (Maeve Mahon)

1:00 Lunch Buffet

2:30 Afternoon Session with Sr. Bríd Liston

4:00 Close

 Keynote Speaker

Sr. Bríd Liston is a Religious sister of the congregation: Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) and is the Director of Pastoral Theology in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Previously she has worked as Resource Person for Parish Development and Renewal in the Archdiocese of Dublin and was Chaplain in NUI Maynooth. Sr. Bríd comes to us with many years experience of working with people preparing for and engaging in ministry in the life of the Church.

Booking Information

Bookings are closed.

Places are limited to 130 so booking is essential. Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

To book please ring or email FDS at 059 9164084 or Please leave your name, your workshop choice and a contact number.

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