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Spirituality and Safeguarding in the Context of Catholic Social Teaching

Event Date  10-01-2024 10:00
Event End Date 10-01-2024 15:00
Individual Price €70.00
Location Cill Dara room, Columba Centre, Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth

This training course will be facilitated by Rev Dr Barry O’Sullivan (bio available here).  The course is open to any member of Church safeguarding personnel who want to understand more fully the place of safeguarding as a ministry in the theology and social teaching of the Church.  The course will cover the following:

  1. Exploring the place of safeguarding in theology, social teaching and gospel.
  2. Discussing the challenges we face as a Church today in living out a theology of safeguarding.
  3. Discussing how to overcome the challenges we face to practice safeguarding as a ministry and follow the example set by Jesus.

This training course will include Mass in the middle of the day.  The liturgy will reflect the themes explored during the course.  Should any cleric wish to concelebrate with Fr Barry, please let us know by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ensure you bring a valid celebret/letter of good standing along with an alb.


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1. Press the 'Register Now' button below.

2. Enter the number of people you want to book to attend this event by entering a number in the 'Registrants' box.

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8. The National Office will acknowledge the reservation of spaces on the course to each of the attendees and the person who is to be invoiced and if there is a fee will request the person to be invoiced to pay electronically and to please ensure they send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming they have paid electronically. In addition, to please insert the transaction ID from the email above as the reference on the bank transfer. This will help us to match up your payment.

Electronic transfer details as follows:

Name of Account - Coimirce Ltd
Address of bank – AIB Dame Street
Sort Code – 93-20-86
Account No.- 28797059
IBAN- IE 57AIBK93208628797059

If you prefer to send a cheque (made out to Coimirce, and including the Transaction ID from the booking email) for the total cost of training to the below postal address:

National Board for Safeguarding Children

New House
St.Patricks College

9. If there is a fee, once the payment is received the National Board will send an email to the person to be invoiced, acknowledging the payment and approving the booked places.

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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland
New House, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co.Kildare
01 505 3124
01 505 3026

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