LONGCOURT HOUSE HOTEL NEWCASTLEWEST ON WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER AT 7.30.
LAY PASTORAL Ministry and Leadership: This programme provides training for those who are interested in working as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers at parish and pastoral unit level. The programme combines rich academic content with pastoral skills and promotes the personal and spiritual development of the participants with an awareness of the cultural context in which they will minister. The programme is both practical and theoretical and is grounded in pastoral spirituality. The programme runs for 30 months. The programme normally runs one weekend per month (Friday evening and all-day Saturday for 8 months per annum). After an initial six month period of discernment the candidate enrols in an accredited Certificate in Pastoral Ministry awarded by Mary Immaculate College. The IIPS Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is currently being offered for the first time in the Academic Year 2019 – 2020 at an onsite location in the Diocese of Killaloe. Information evening in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30 p.m.