Over the next few years there will be a number of milestones coming our way in the parish. In 2018, St Kevin’s Church will celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary. 2018 also marks the 10th year of the two parishes of Kilnamanagh-Castleview coming together. Celebrating these milestones will give us some practice to be ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of St Kilian’s Church in 2021. Details of our celebrations can be found in this section of the website and the homepage, along with our social media sites, and will contain the updates of information as they happen.
We do hope that you will be able to join us, as we mark these important moments in our parish history!
In the month of May we will hold a series of information evenings to provide opportunities for conversation and discussion on topics relevant to family life at this time. Details and dates of talks can be found below. All events are taking place in St Kevin’s Church at 7:30pm. All events are free and are open to all to attend.
Tuesday May 1st – HOMELESSNESS
Michael Thompson from the Peter McVerry Trust will speak about the current crisis that is going on in our society and getting increasingly worse by the day. He will also give practical information on how you can help in the situation and how you can access help if you need it.
Tuesday May 8th – FAMILY LIFE IN 2018
Frank Brown will share his experience of trying to raise a family in Ireland in 2018. Frank is married to Deborah, they have 3 teenage children and he works as a pastoral worker for the Dublin Diocese. Frank will speak on the joys and struggles of family life that may not match up to the “Instagram perfect” life that we think we should have. Frank will also speak on the struggles of being a family of faith from both a personal and professional experience.
Tuesday May 15th – MENTAL HEALTH
In this interactive one hour workshop, Christine Donovan from JIGSAW will address the topic of mental health, with an emphasis on parents supporting their children from aged 12 to 25 years of age. With so many pressures placed on young people today throughout school and college, it can impact their mental health now and into adulthood. This workshop will educate on the signs and symptoms to look for and what to do to help those in need.
Tuesday May 22nd – FINANCIAL ISSUES
Details to of this talk will be posted here soon.
Dates for your Diary:
40th Anniversary of the Blessing and Opening of St Kevin’s Church, Kilnamanagh
For full details of the parish 40th Celebrations, please click Parish 40th.