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.”

Regina Bradford and Gaye Duke

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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Nothing is more practical than finding God,
that is, than falling in love
in a quite absolute, final way.
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What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination,
will affect everything.
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It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you will do with your evening,
how you will spend your weekends,
what you read,
whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
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Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.
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Attributed to Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907-1991)
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