Ossory Adult Faith Development

The Adult Faith Development group was established in September 2009  to support, encourage and offer parish and diocesan initiatives that contribute towards the faith development of the members of our diocese. This group, in collaboration with other diocesan bodies, seeks to work towards an increased engagement in our parishes as living faith communities. It aims to do this by offering tiered educational formation and training for the members of our parish communities while at the same time always seeking to reach out to new participants.

Fr Dermot Ryan – is President of St Kieran’s College, lecturer in Carlow College and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, NUIM and is director of Adult Faith Development in Ossory.

Michael Hogan – is a retired solicitor and a member of the Parish Pastoral Council in St Canice’s Parish.

Olivia Maher – is a catechist in the CBS secondary school and was recently elected chairperson of the Middle Deanery Forum.

Fr Kieran O’Shea – holds a Masters in Religious Education (MREd) and is curate in Parish Priest of Ferrybank and Slieverue parishes.

Eadaoin Maher – is a teacher at St Kieran’s College and is a member of St Canice’s Parish in Kilkenny city. Eadaoin was part of the originating group for the Ossory Times here in the Diocese.

The office for Adult Faith Development is located on the St Kieran’s College Campus.

Contact details
 
Ossory Adult Faith Development
St Kieran’s College,
College Road,
Kilkenny
 
Fr Dermot Ryan, Director
 
Martina Lawlor, Secretary
Tel. 056 7753624

Key Dates

August
Wednesday 25th
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 26th
6th Years return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
Induction for First Year students at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return to school at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
November
Monday 1st
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
LC Careers Information Evening (TBC)
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (TBC)

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check back to this webpage throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

September
Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
October
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening at 7pm
Thursday 17th
6th Year P/T meeting (4:15 -6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
December
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 8th
5th Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Tuesday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Thursday 9th
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Friday 31st @1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
April
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
June
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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