Communion Consumption

Posted on 24. May, 2018 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Confirmation, First Communion

Communions are taking place all over the country and children everywhere are getting ready for this exciting event. But is consumption around these celebrations of the sacraments getting out of hand?  Miriam Gormally spoke with Fr Michael Collins about the amount of money that can be involved and whether there could be a way to […]

New Youth Minister – Sandyford Parish

Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 in Community, Confirmation, Laity, Young people

Catholic Parishes across Ireland are going through seismic transformations due to the lack of vocations to the Priesthood. This has meant that they are being “clustered” whereby 2 or 3 parishes are put together in a new group and being served by the same priests. However this has also opened up new opportunities for new […]

Communion and Confirmation

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 in Confirmation, Family, First Communion, Poverty, Religious teaching

We are now in Communion and Confirmation season, celebrations that are becoming more and more extravagant. Fake tans and limos are now almost the norm. However amongst this excess there are still people for whom these events are a huge financial burden. Miriam Gormally asked Mairead Bushnell from the Vincent de Paul about the help […]

Parish Worker

Posted on 21. Sep, 2005 in Church Teachings, Community, Confirmation, Religious teaching, Young people

Keeping young people involved in their church can be a difficult task. Trish O’Neill is a parish worker in Clane and explains the efforts they have made to encourage young people to stay involved in their church. She explains the many duties of her role including running a program of youth ministry, ongoing programs for […]