Faith Formation & Education

In Ireland, a systematic or formal approach to faith formation has largely been the remit of Catholic schools and focussed on children/young people. While this is important, we also need to be mindful that faith formation is a lifelong process and that adult catechesis ‘is considered the chief form of catechesis.’ In our local context, we are exploring new models of leadership for a Church in a changing reality, where the lay faithful are being entrusted with particular tasks in their faith community.

Alpha Programme

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.

Diocesan Advisory Service to Primary Schools

The Limerick Diocesan Advisory Service works in collaboration with teachers, school management, parish clergy, parents and guardians to support and resource religious education in primary schools across the Diocese of Limerick.

Diocesan Advisory Service to Post Primary Schools

The Diocesan Advisor works closely with all involved in Religious education to ensure that the living mystery of God is communicated to out young people, so that they might reflect on and deepen their relationship with God.

Lay Pastoral Ministry Programme

With increasingly unavailability of priests to preside at liturgy, it is necessary to consider lay-led liturgy.

Sacramental Preparation in the Parish

There are plenty of resources available to help get boys and girls ready for their Sacraments.