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Farewell and Welcome

margaret-dooley-1We wish Margaret Dooley all the best as she returns to her teaching post in Scoil Mhuire, after 5 years working in the Parish.

Margaret was the first to hold the post of Catechist in the Parish and to a large extent had to work out what the job was. She embraced the task with enthusiasm and pioneered many initiatives that have taken place in youth ministry in the Parish over the past 5 years.

in gathering our Parish Youth Group and worked extensively with them, many of them gaining John Paul ll awards. There were memorable trips to World Youth Day and this year to the Camino Walk with Margaret as leader. She took charge of Altar servers and the Rainbow programme as well as supplying the children’s pages to the Link Up. To give the list of all the things she led or contributed to, while impressive, does not do justice to what she brought to the Parish over the period. We are very grateful to her and delighted that she remains working in the Parish as a teacher in Scoil Mhuire.

She organised and coordinated the Sacramental preparation programmes for First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. She was instrumental





Kevin Coleman, a native of Vicarstown, will take over Margaret’s role in the Parish. He has come to this job by an interesting route. His background is mainly in nursing. He worked in Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Addiction Studies and Nursing Administration. In recent years he has worked in the area of Chaplaincy along with study of theology and philosophy at Milltown Institute, NUI Maynooth and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

We welcome him to the Parish and hope he will be fulfilled in his work here.






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