School GIFT Chaplaincy  2018-2018

Father Kieren Mullarkey commissioned our nine newly appointed Year 5 GIFT Chaplaincy Team members during the first Mass of the academic year on 13th September 2018. They had previously been selected for the role after an interview with Father David John, Mrs Donohue and Miss Molloy. During the interview each applicant was asked challenging questions. 

Father Kieren, referring to the Psalm reading, explained how important it is for each of them in their GIFT Chaplaincy role to tell all in the community that they are wonderfully made by God. Everyone is wonderful, just as God's works are wonderful.

The GIFT Chaplaincy Team have already been extremely busy during the Autumn Term. The children have led celebrations and class workshops for Our Lady's Birthday(8th) on 7th September.  They have visited our eldest parishioner, who is 108 and led the Harvest Festival in October and All Saints/All Souls and War Remembrance Services in November. They have taken food parcels to residents in the community. They visited Wood Street Mission and delivered donations of clothing and bedding. They also collected shoe boxes for the annual appeal.  Over the Christmas period they will ask the Parish to notify them of any people who would like a welcome visit and chat.  They hope to visit even more homes in the local area.

They are implementing the Chaplaincy Development Plan 2018-2019. A weekly coffee morning is held each alternate Tuesday in Father Kieren's House after 9.30am Mass. These sessions have commenced since September 2015. We warmly invite all families and parishioners to attend these informal 'get togethers'. Participants have the opportunity to make many friends and join together with the parish.

During 2018-2019 Mrs Donohue will work closely with the Parish Sacramental Team supporting families during this very important year. The GIFT Pupil Chaplaincy Team will help the Year 3 children during their Sacramental Journey. They will use their own experiences to teach the class about their Faith.

The GIFT Chaplaincy Team have this link on our website.  The team report back regularly to the whole school in the Friday afternoon Good Work Assembly.

Chaplaincy Development Plan 2018-2019