There is a strong involvement in parish and pastoral work including a thriving urban ministry in The Coombe, Ballymun, Ballygall and in Tallaght, where we have three communities. Sisters serve as parish sisters in other parishes and those suitably qualified act as counsellors and spiritual directors.
The Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue in Glasnevin carries forward our work in a contemporary and inclusive Ireland. See the tab for the Centre on the home page.
Wellsprings in Celbridge Co Kildare offers courses in spirituality, liturgy, meditation, lectio divina and icon writing. For more information go to www.wellspringscelbridge.com
Other Social Outreach
Sisters work in hospital chaplaincy, family counselling, ministry to elderly, inner-city residents, outreach with the St Vincent de Paul. In all ministries we have a particular concern for the poor and marginalised.
Our ministry of education continues at primary, secondary and third level. In higher education sisters are involved in the academic, administrative and chaplaincy ministry of Dublin City University (DCU) and NUI Maynooth. In the secondary and primary sector where much of our involvement is on a voluntary basis we serve on Educational Trusts and on Boards of Management and operate one primary school.
Our concern for children-at-risk leads us to collaboration with other religious congregations: with the de la Salle brothers at St John’s Education Centre Glasnevin which offers intensive one-on- one academic and other support to at-risk secondary school students referred from their schools and with the Christian Brothers in The Life Centres in Pearse Square and Cherry Orchard.
The congregational nursing home, Marian House, is located in the grounds of Glasnevin. It is a HIQA registered facility. Here a dedicated staff of health professionals provides nursing care for the residents. Volunteer sisters and friends of Holy Faith act as receptionists, provide hospitality for visitors, accompany residents to medical appointments, attend to pastoral and spiritual needs and administrative matters. Marian House is assisted by an Advisory Committee.
Information and Tracing Service
Accredited by the Adoption Authority of Ireland, St Brigid’s Information and Tracing Service began operations early in 2017. It provides a professional, free and confidential service to anyone associated with the former St Brigid’s adoption and fosterage agency.
The congregational archives are situated in Glasnevin and are administered by a sister who is a qualified archivist.