View a slideshow of images from the Meitheal Summer Training of 2010 which involved 200 students from 20 schools across the diocese run over four weeks.
200 Students from 20 schools
“Act Justly, Love Tenderly And Walk Humbly with your God”
200 students from twenty schools across the Kildare and Leighlin diocese participated on our Diocesan youth training programme.
The residential training was run over a four week period in the summer. On each week there were 50 students and 18 leaders.
At the end of each week students were commissioned to be Diocesan Youth Leaders in their schools.
Rev Mgr Brendan Byrne, Fr Kevin Walsh, Fr Liam Morgan and Fr Ger O Byrne commissioned the students over the four weeks.
All these students have been trained to be Meitheal leaders and will now work in their schools with the new students coming in.
“It was a fantastic four weeks training; the students participated so well and gave everything 100%. The Meitheal training programme is very much rooted in the gospels and this is very evident on the Meitheal training course, Jesus on many occasions asked his disciples and followers to step beyond their own needs and serve others, this is also Meitheal challenges these young people to do, they stepped forward and volunteered to be trained and step beyond their own needs and look out for the needs of others. As in the gospels Meitheal leaders promotes the values of friendship, honesty, respect and good will towards others.
All the Meitheal teams will work in their schools promoting these values in the work that they do with the 1st years. I would like to thank them for the way they engaged in the training and the respect they showed for all the leaders and staff, their schools should be proud of them.
I am looking forward to working with the groups this year.”
Robert Norton (Meitheal Coordinator)
Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow