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A Course for Parishioners 2015

Posted on 08. Sep, 2015 in Carousel

‘Handing on the Faith Today’, A Course for Parishioners was held at the Irish College, Rome from 7th to 11th September 2015.

To view a set of photographs from the course, click here.

Pope - A Course for Parishioners

During the days, participants were afforded an opportunity to reflect on the vital work of handing on the faith.  The five days included a series of talks, liturgies and guided visits to significant Churches and Basilicas in Rome, a day of spiritual recollection and reflection, a visit to Castlegandolfo and Subiaco as well as an opportunity to attend a General Audience with Pope Francis.

Presentations were given by the following:

  • Msgr. Ciarán O’Carroll (Pontifical Irish College, Rome) visited St. Peter’s Basilica, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Church of St. Peter in Chains, focusing on the deposit of faith which is at the heart of the Catholic Church.
  • Ms. Maura Garrihy, Director of Youth Ministry, Galway Diocese, focused on how to deepen and support the faith of young people.
  • Mrs. Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association focused on her experience of grandparents in supporting the life of faith within the family.
  • Fr. Tom Norris (Pontifical Irish College, Rome) led a day of reflection.
  • Fr. George Hayes (Pontifical Irish College, Rome) looked at the use of art and beauty as a support in handing on faith.
  • Fr. Hugh Clifford (Pontifical Irish College, Rome) offered insights into the formation  work that goes on at the Irish College and its connection with the handing on of the faith.

If you wish to express interest in next year’s Course for Parishioners , please telephone the Irish College on the main office number at 00 39 06 772 631 or email

To view the flyer for ‘A Course for Parishioners’ 2015, please click here: A Course for Parishioners Irish College Rome