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Rooted in Christ, Faith Development Services is a co-ordinated team directed by the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin to encourage, resource, facilitate and support the people of the Dioceses to know, live and pray their faith.

Contact Details

FDS Office – Christine Oglesby, Secretary
Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-916 4084
Fax: 059-916 4020
Email [email protected]

How to Find Us

Located in the Cathedral Parish Centre, the Kildare & Leighlin Faith Development Services comprises of a team of people working together to deliver a range of services and supports across the areas of primary and post-primary religious education, youth ministry, liturgy, adult faith formation and ministry training.

Based in Faith Development Services

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The work of the Diocesan Advisor for Religious Education in Primary Schools is to support, educate and resource parents/guardians, teachers and those involved in parish leadership in their mutual responsibility for the faith development of the child.

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This position was established to provide support and resources for parishes and deaneries in the areas of liturgy and ministry. Resources include seasonal liturgical suggestions, the on-going creation of guides for sacraments and ministry, training for liturgical ministers and Baptism Teams as well on-going formation opportunities.

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The Post-Primary Diocesan Advisor provides pastoral support, information & resources to teachers of Religious Education & Chaplains, while also engaging with school management & the wider school community regarding the ongoing provision of faith formation & Religious Education in post-primary schools in the Diocese.

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Robert Norton is the co-ordinator of the Meitheal programme.

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Cathriona Kelly is the co-ordinator of the Pope John II Awards.

Based in Bishops House

Bryan O’Reilly
Mobile: 083-3400141
Email: [email protected]

Resources produced by the Faith Development Services Team are available under our Resources Tab where they are divided into relevant sections; Primary RE, Post Primary RE, Liturgy and Youth Ministry.