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The pastoral arm of Kildare & Leighlin has many branches, be it the pastoral work being done in individual parishes in caring for their parish communities through food outreach programs and prayer groups, pastoral work done by baptism teams in preparing families to welcome children into the Catholic faith, pastoral work done by priests and deacons in visiting the sick and housebound, pastoral work done by parish volunteers across sacramental preparation, pastoral work done by administration staff in providing newsletters and social media contact for parishioners, the list is endless and from the smallest of jobs to the largest pastoral work is essentially how we care for one another.

The Diocese has in place a number of structures that work to resource and support parishes and people in their pastoral efforts.

Faith Development Services equip us with resources across a myriad of ministries which help to support our primary and post primary schools, our Meitheal and JPII Award participants, our liturgies, our ministry teams and our parish pastoral councils.

Our Diocesan Liturgical Formation Commission seek to enhance our liturgies so we can celebrate moments together in meaningful ways.

Bishop Denis has also assembled a Diocese Pastoral Council who seek to further support this work.

There are many ways to get pastorally involved in parish and diocesan life and you are encouraged to contact your local parish and see if there is a ministry or area you can volunteer your skills to and add to the vibrancy of parish life across the Diocese.

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