Certificate in Spirituality 2015 – 2016

Ardfert Retreat Centre welcome applications for the Certificate in Spirituality Course 2015/16.

This course has just been completed for the first time by a group of participants who have gained so much for their faith journey.

Here is some of what they had to say about their experience:

“my thinking has changed for the better”

“course was experiential rather than academic”

“challenging to ones own faith – in a good way”

“choice of topics and quality of presenters were excellent”

So if you would like to know more about this course, you will find details at  http://www.ardfertretreatcentre.org/index.php/events/certificate-in-spirituality also you can contact the Ardfert Retreat Centre by email: ardfertretreat@eircom.net or phone: 066 7134276

Opportunities for Faith Formation for Adults

If you would like to learn more about your faith, but haven’t the opportunity, then you may be interested in online theology courses.
CLICK HERE for further information

If you would like to pursue some studies in theology from home, with the option of studying for a certificate,diploma or degree, then Priory Institute: Theology by Distance Learning may be of interest to you. CLICK HERE for further information

Cork Theology Forum is a broad based gathering of people exploring Christian Theologyand how it applies today. Organises a number of events each year exploring different aspects of contemporary theology relevant to the context in which we live. CLICK HERE for further information

Certificate in Holistic Spirituality: Ennismore Retreat Centre. This certificate is part of the outreach programme of the Priory Institute in Tallaght. CLICK HERE for further information


Pastoral Ministry Course 2015 – 2016

If you have always wanted to deepen your understanding of your faith, develop your knowledge for your parsh ministry  and learn some skills for parish, then this course may well be for you!

During Autumn 2015-Spring 2016, the diocesan accredited Course in Pastoral Ministry will be taking place in two venues. This course is an opportunity for people involved in Parish Pastoral Councils, Parish Liturgy Groups, Parish Finance Committees, Safeguarding Children Committees and other parish committees. It is for those who are involved in children’s liturgy groups, pre-sacramental preparation, RCIA and baptism teams. It is for all who are presently involved in ministry in their parish or pastoral area.

Its aim is to nurture the personal, spiritual and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s church, and to develop the confidence and competence of those involved in parish ministry, enabling them to make a greater contribution to the life of their parish and the Church.

In Listowel, the course will be take place on Wednesday nights over 10 nights in autumn 2015 and 10 nights in spring 2016.

In Iveragh Pastoral Area, the course will take place on Saturdays, four Saturdays in autumn 2015 and 4 Saturdays in spring 2016.

For more information, please contact Frances Rowland – email francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie or phone 064 6632644.

To view other options for available courses, both online and throughout Ireland, please visit the Diocese of Kerry Website or click on the following link: http://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/page/education/adult_formation/