Before We Begin Again!



Afternoon of Reflection for Teachers and School Leaders
11 – 4.30 pm
Thursday 22nd August 2019

Donomon Castle & Grounds
Donomon, Roscommon.




€20.00  (includes three-course lunch)

Fr. Michael Drumm & Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU

11 am:              Welcome / Tea & Coffee

11.20 am:          A short introduction to Donamon Castle
                             and a brief history of the Society of the
Divine  Word in Ireland 
                             presented by Fr. George Agger    SVD

11.40 am:          Opening Prayer Ritual

12 noon:            Input from Fr. Michael Drumm
                              followed by a time of sharing and quiet reflection

1 pm:                  Three-course lunch and a walk around the grounds
                             of Donamon Castle
(for those who are interested)

02.15 pm            Input from Sr. Moya Hegarty OSU
                              followed by a time of sharing and quiet reflection

03.15 pm            Shared preparation for Eucharist led by Sr. Moya and Fr. Michael

03.40 pm           Eucharist

4.20 pm              Tea / Coffee & Departure 


Number of places:

Who does this aim to serve?
This event has been organised in response to requests from teachers and school leaders (Primary and Post-Primary) who draw upon their own spiritualities in the course of teaching / exercising leadership.

It seeks to honour four intentions:
(i) to invoke God’s blessing on the year ahead
(ii) to support a time of reflection
(iii) to provide an experience of fellowship for teachers and school leaders who find
        that teaching / leading a school community is a key dimension of their  vocation
(iv) to offer spiritual nourishment  from the riches of Christianity.

Open to:
All  Teachers and School Leaders (Primary & Post-Primary for whom
faith and being an educator / facilitator of learning-teaching are integrally linked
in their own person.


To book etc.:     
To book a place, register your interest, request a reminder nearer the time
please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / [email protected]


Further Enquiries:           
Justin Harkin (see above).

An initiative of the Diocese of Elphin supported by the Catholic Schools Partnership and Society of the Divine Word (Irish British Province).