Adult Faith Development

The Adult Faith Development group was established in September 2009 by Bishop Freeman. It was established 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.

Derek Dooley – is a catechist in Grennan College in Thomastown and works with the parishes of Danesfort and Thomastown.

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.

Declan Murphy – is a catechist in the Presentation Secondary School in Waterford and lecturer with the NUIM in St Kieran’s College.

Fr Kieran O’Shea – holds a Masters in religious education (MREd) and is curate in St Canice’s Parish.

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.

Key Dates

March
Monday 1st
School reopens for Leaving Cert Students
Friday 5th
St Kieran’s Day Mass
Wednesday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day)
Friday 26th (1.00 pm)
Easter Holidays begin
April
Monday 12th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 22nd (7.00 pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 3rd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 4th
School Closed (Free Day)
Friday 28th
Last day of school for all students
June
Wednesday 9th
Leaving Cert Examinations Begin

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

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