With the advent of Parish Pastoral Councils and the structured involvement of lay people in the life of the diocese, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny, as part of its mission of education and formation, wishes to offer, on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Ossory, a programme of education for those involved in parish life. The programme will be offered on the Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, based at St. Kieran’ s College. It will continue a tradition of education based on the values of the gospel, of both lay and clerical students, which began in 1782. The programme will be accredited by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth as a Level 7 Certificate in Theological Studies. This course will be of interest to people who are involved in parish life or to those who are involved with the diocesan forum. It may also be of interest to those who wish to deepen and enrich their own understanding of their faith and who are prepared to become involved in parish life.
Students will participate in the following six modules from September to June:
100 hours part-time over one academic year from September 2011 to May 2012