Child Safeguarding

Our Parish values and encourages the participation of children in our church, and recognises the importance of Child Safeguarding in line with current legislation. We have been appointed as Parish Safeguarding Representatives and have undergone the required training by the Dublin Archdiocese. Our responsibilities include:

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The inaugural meeting of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee was opened by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in January 2013. It shows the diocese’s further commitment to promoting the involvement and participation of children in the life of the Church in Dublin. The Diocesan Child Safeguarding Statement sets out the safeguarding policy and principles of the Diocese. The Committee’s second three-year strategic plan runs for 2017-2019, and its remit has been extended to include vulnerable adults.

The role of the Committee is supportive and developmental. Speaking at the inaugural meeting Archbishop Martin said: “Child safeguarding is not yesterday’s issue but one that belongs to our today and to our tomorrow. It is really about how we as Catholic Christians respect the lives of the youngest and most vulnerable. Child safeguarding is a truly pro-life witness, about a Jesus who reminded all of us that children are a sign of the Kingdom of God and that therefore our attitude to children tells a lot about our understanding of the Kingdom of God.”

Sinead O’Kane and Regina Bradford

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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Easter Reflection
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With OUR EYES we see the beauty of Easter
as the earth awakens once more…
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With OUR EARS we hear the birds sing sweetly to tell us Spring again is here…
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With OUR HANDS we pick the golden daffodils and the fragrant hyacinths…
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But only with OUR HEARTS can we feel the miracle of God’s love which redeems us all…
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And only with OUR SOUL can we make our ‘pilgrimage to God’
and inherit His Easter gift of eternal life.
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Helen Steiner Rice
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