Find out about upcoming training opportunities for Liturgical Ministers including training for cantors, baptism teams and ministers of the Word.


Music for Worship

A workshop for music ministers will take place on Sunday February 1st in Carlow Cathedral, with Marty Haugen & Tony Alonzo.

Booking through

Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College St. Carlow:
[email protected] / 059 9164084

Cost: 20 per person – prior payment is essential in order to ensure a music pack for each named participant.

Click on link for more details – Music workshop with Marty Haugen & Tony Alonso

Cantor Training

Marian Gaynor will lead two nights of training for cantors in a choice of two venues:

Carlow Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow:

Monday, February 2nd, 2009,
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Monday, February 9th, 2009,
8:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m.

Church of St. Peter & Paul, Portlaoise:

Monday, February 16th, 2009,
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009,
8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

*These nights are strictly limited to 15 people per session and are on a first come basis.
Participants must be able to attend the two nights in their chosen venue.

Booking through

Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College St. Carlow:
[email protected] / 059 9164084

Baptism Team Training

Training for baptism teams, with an emphasis on the home visit and the day of baptism itself, is being held for the Naas Deanery.

The Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas

Thursday, February 5th, 2009,
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009,
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Thursday February 12th
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

These sessions will be led by Sr. Delores Fitzgerald, Liz Jordan & Julie Kavanagh.

Booking before Tuesday, February 3rd through Faith Development Services

Some places may be available for parishes outside the deanery.

A New Guide for Ministers of the Word

This guide, similar to the music one of last year, will be available from February 28th to share with Ministers of the Word in your parish.

This resource, and the Music Guide, can be ordered through Faith Development Services

Training for New & Existing Ministers of the Word

“Entrusted with the Word”

Teach Brde, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Saturday, February 28th
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

All parishes welcome

Ballycane Church, Naas

Saturday, March 7th
9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

for the parishes of Naas Deanery.

These sessions will be led by Fr.Sen Maher, Eileen Goode & Julie Kavanagh.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Parish bookings for these sessions can be made through Faith Development Services: 059 9164084.

Lenten Talks on St. Paul

Ephesus Evenings – all welcome

Portlaoise Parish Centre

Paul: A spirituality that goes to the heart of the Gospel (Fr. Sen Maher)
Wednesday, March 4th
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Conversion of Saint Paul: From Faithful Jew to Passionate Christian (Debra Snoddy)
Wednesday, March 11th
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Proclaiming Paul in the Liturgical assembly (Julie Kavanagh)
Wednesday, March 18th
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.