Spiritan Mission Ireland

Orientation Course for Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers

Orientation Course for Incoming Pastoral Ministry Workers Spiritan Mission Ireland has designed a tailor made course aimed at incoming pastoral workers. This course aims to support the integration and orientation process of incoming pastoral workers and to prepare them for ministry in parishes and congregational settings.

Learning Objectives:

On completion of the course participants will have received a holistic introduction into life in Ireland which will help them adjust to their new home, feel confident in fulfilling their pastoral role and ensure that their ministry meets the needs of those they serve. Students will:

  • Gain insights and understanding of approaches to ministry in Ireland.
  • Explore issues related to liturgy and spirituality in the context of pastoral ministry in Ireland.
  • Be introduced to innovative and appropriate outreach approaches to facilitate authentic engagement with congregations and communities.
  • Explore various themes of inter and cross cultural communication (change, conflict, authority, leadership, listening, collaboration and personal well being).
  • Have received a broad overview of the socio -economic, political, cultural landscape and history of Ireland.
  • Be awarded a certificate of training from the National Board of Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland and be fully compliant with the protocol for safeguarding training for people in ministry in Ireland.