Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2018

Diocese of Elphin
Parish Development & Renewal Gathering 2018
in conjunction with Elphin Youth Ministry

Faith Development and Evangelisation of Youth
and Young Adults in our Homes, Schools and Parishes

St. Joseph’s Hall,
Marian Rd.,
Co. Roscommon.
9.30 .m.  – 4.00p.m.
Saturday  October 13th 2018.





09.30 Registration / Tea & Coffee in St. Joseph’s Hall

09.45 Word of Welcome & Morning Prayer

10.00 Setting the Context for Youth & Young Adult Ministry 
(Session Coordinator: Frank McGuinness – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry)

10.40 Home – Parents as the first teachers
(Session Coordinator: Bishop Kevin Doran)

11:30 Tea/Coffee

11.45 School – Assisting parents in the education and religious formation of their children
(Session Coordinator: Rev. Dr. Michael Duignan – Diocesan Episcopal Vicar for Education)

12.40 Lunch (Soup & sandwiches served in Abbey Community College)

13.50 Young People Share Their Experience
(Three young adults share their experience of taking part in various Youth and Young Adult initiatives in the Diocese of Elphin)

14:30 Youth & Young Adult Ministry – Looking to/Investing in the Future
(Session Coordinator: Frank McGuinness – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry)

15.20 Final Reflection & Closing Remarks
(Bishop Kevin Doran)

15.30 Word of Thanks & Closing Prayer Service



Owing to generous financial support from the Diocese of Elphin, the  goodwill of facilitators and contributors many costs and anticipated needs have been met.

The organisers, nonetheless, would appreciate a contribution of €8.00 from each participant toward the cost of lunch (soup and sandwiches) and tea-breaks.

Contributions will be taken up during registration.



On the day but please advise the organisers that you are coming by ringing, texting or emailing Justin @ 087 6171526 /   before Thursday October 5th.



Justin Harkin
Diocese of Elphin
Pastoral & Faith Development Services
Mobile: 087 6171526

Frank McGuinness
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Elphin
Mobile: 087 9880690


Participants who are not free to participate in the whole  day are welcome to participate in either  the morning or afternoon sessions.

Thank you.

Updated 13th September 2018