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Feb
21
Wed
Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018 @ St Kieran's College
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For all those involved in any parish ministries – a series of four Lenten talks

Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018

This course offers participants an opportunity to gain an insight into the Church and its Sacraments, Scripture, Liturgy and the various roles/ministries that people have within the community.

ALL WELCOME 

Venue: St Kieran’s College Kilkenny

21st February, 7.30-8.30pm Dermot Ryan

28th February, 7.30-8.30pm Olivia Maher 

7th March, 7.30-8.30pm Willie Purcell

14th March, 7.30-8.30pm Kieran O’Shea

For any further information email AFD office at afd@ossory.ie

Feb
24
Sat
Sacrament of Confirmation St Patrick’s Parish @ St Patrick's Parish
Feb 24 all-day

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in St Patrick’s parish on Saturday 24th February 2018.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist @ St Kieran's College
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm
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Details have been finalised for this year’s programme of preparation for those who are to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. 
 
This year the course will take place over Saturday 17th February and Saturday 24th February at St Kieran’s College. As with previous years there will be also a more practical element to the training which is welcomed each year by those who take part in this training. The Faith Development Group also wants to welcome those who are already serving as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in parishes to come along and have this as part of their lenten journey too.  
 
Format of the course

Along with those who are to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist we would also like to invite all those already serving as Ministers of the Eucharist to also come along to these two mornings of theology, reflection and preparation at St Kieran’s College. 

Saturday February 17th 10.30am – 12.30pm

To give and receive: Communion as an expression of our care
Rev Dr Michael Shortall Registrar of the Pontifical University Maynooth/ Lecturer in Moral Theology, Native of Castlecomer and Priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin 

Food for the Journey – A reflection on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24) and the Celebration of the Eucharist
Rev Kieran O’Shea  Curate St Mary’s Cathedral, Diocesan Director of Vocations and member of the Adult Faith Development Group
 
Saturday February 24th 10.30am – 12.30pm
 
Ministry of Eucharist as a ministry of accompaniment 
Dr Aoife Mcgrath Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Pontifical University Maynooth, Formerly a pastoral worker in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. 
 
Confident in your ministry in the Church
Mr Ken Maher Deputy Principal St Kieran’s College, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and Member of St Canice’s Parish Kilkenny
 
Schedule of each morning
10.30 – 11.15 First input 
11.15 – 11.30 Break/ Tea & Coffee
11.30 – 12.15 Second Input
12.15 – Questions and discussion 

Resources for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Click on the links below to download the resources

Eucharist-Resources

Practical Guidelines for Ministry

Liturgical Vessels

A Short History of the Eucharist

 

Feb
25
Sun
Sacrament of Confirmation Mooncoin @ Mooncoin Parish
Feb 25 all-day

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Mooncoin parish on Sunday 25th February 2018.

Feb
28
Wed
Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018 @ St Kieran's College
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For all those involved in any parish ministries – a series of four Lenten talks

Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018

This course offers participants an opportunity to gain an insight into the Church and its Sacraments, Scripture, Liturgy and the various roles/ministries that people have within the community.

ALL WELCOME 

Venue: St Kieran’s College Kilkenny

21st February, 7.30-8.30pm Dermot Ryan

28th February, 7.30-8.30pm Olivia Maher 

7th March, 7.30-8.30pm Willie Purcell

14th March, 7.30-8.30pm Kieran O’Shea

For any further information email AFD office at afd@ossory.ie

Mar
1
Thu
Sacrament of Confirmation
Mar 1 all-day

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated for the School of the Holy Spirit and St Patrick’s School on Thursday 1st March 2018.

Mar
3
Sat
Sacrament of Confirmation St Canice’s @ St Canice's Parish
Mar 3 all-day

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in St Canice’s parish on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

In the Footsteps of Ossory Saints @ St Fiacre's Church Loughboy
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am

In the Footsteps of Ossory Saints

Fiacre – Kieran – Canice – Fergal

On 3rd March 2018 Bishop-Elect Monsignor Dermot Farrell will make a pilgrimage to some of the ancient sites of our Diocese: Seir Kieran – the seat of St Kieran of Saighir; Aghaboe – the ancient monastery of St Canice and St Fergal; and St Fiacre’s Church in Kilkenny which honours the member of St Fiacre.  The new bishop’s episcopal ring, mitre, crozier and pectoral cross will be blessed at the four pilgrim stations.

You are invited to join Monsignor Farrell on this pilgrimage beginning in St Fiacre’s Church Loughboy on the 3rd March at 9.30am.  The pilgrimage will make it’s way to Sier Kieran arriving at 11.30am (approx).  The third Station will be in Aghaboe, arriving at 1.30pm (approx).  The final station will be St Mary’s Cathedral, arriving at approx 4pm. Please book your place on the Bus departing from St Fiacre’s by contacting gemmamulligan@ossory.ie  Further details of how to book are also available in your parish newsletter.  Booking is essential for the bus. Alternatively join the pilgrimage at one or more of the stations near to you.

Mar
4
Sun
Sacrament of Confirmation Seir Kieran @ Seir Kieran Parish
Mar 4 all-day

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Seir Kieran parish on Sunday 4th March 2018.

Mar
7
Wed
Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018 @ St Kieran's College
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For all those involved in any parish ministries – a series of four Lenten talks

Living our Baptismal Calling in 2018

This course offers participants an opportunity to gain an insight into the Church and its Sacraments, Scripture, Liturgy and the various roles/ministries that people have within the community.

ALL WELCOME 

Venue: St Kieran’s College Kilkenny

21st February, 7.30-8.30pm Dermot Ryan

28th February, 7.30-8.30pm Olivia Maher 

7th March, 7.30-8.30pm Willie Purcell

14th March, 7.30-8.30pm Kieran O’Shea

For any further information email AFD office at afd@ossory.ie

Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: bishop@ossory.ie