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Christmas wishes from Ballyhaunis Community School

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Christmas Spirit alive and well in our young people across the Archdiocese

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Transition Year Project Day- Living our Faith – 13th March

For more than a decade the Transition Year Students in the Post Primary Schools of the Archdiocese of Tuam have been invited to participate in an eight week programme entitled: ‘Parish Life,Living Our Faith’. This project aims to develop the students’ awareness of the concept of parish and to help them see that there are...

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My Experience of the Peer for Peer Programme – Aoife Carney

Peer for peer was the most rewarding experience of TY yet. We went to 2 training sessions before going out to the school. I really enjoyed the training because it was different from anything I had done before. We bonded over tea and biscuits and it was like we were all one big group of...

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350 young people receive awards in recognition of community and parish work carried out over the year.

On Thursday 17 November, 2016 at our Lady’s Basilica, Knock, Archbishop Michael Neary gathered to celebrate and recognise the contribution of over 350 teenagers from all over the Archdiocese of Tuam at the annual presentation of the Pope John Paul II Award.  Archbishop Michael welcomed the young people to the event, along with their families,...

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Pope John Paul II Award – Our Reflections….

On Thursday 17th November at 7:30PM at the Annual Pope John Paul II Award ceremony, over 352 second level students from across the 55 parishes of the Archdiocese of Tuam received their Pope John Paul II award medals and certificates from Archbishop Michael Neary at Knock Basilica.  It was always a truly wonderful celebration to...

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World Youth Day 2016- Our Reflections…..

Last July, 20 very courageous young people from across the Archdiocese chose to take part in a nine day diocesan pilgrimage to the World Youth Day Festival in Krakow, Poland with Fr. Shane Sullivan and Ms. Siobhan Bradley. As you will see from reading some of their reflections below – World Youth Day is a...

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Vaks 2016 gets of to great start with first training day.

Over 68 teenagers aged between 16-18 arrived in Knock on Sunday 19th June to take part in the first training day of two for this years programme of Volunteer at Knock Shrine (VAKS). These outstanding young people had travelled from near and far, namely Athenry, Balla, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, and Tuam. They took part in...

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Our Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

A short reflection on a very special  year of mercy pilgrimage undertaken by three students of Ballyhaunis Community School – Sive Duffy, Megan Morley and Rebecca Finn. As part of the John Paul II awards, we organised a prayer service in honour of the year of Mercy. This Project was part of our Papal Cross award....

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Parish Youth Ministry Suggestions

Effective youth ministry is the coming together of the present and future of the Church to help and empower the next generation to grow in relationship with Christ and the Church….. It’s the movement that takes the Church’s relevancy and impact to the next level. “If parishes are to be worthy of the loyalty and...

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