Bishop Fintan Gavin met with the Diocesan Primary School Advisors for a day of reflection, sharing and planning for the future.
The diocesan advisors are lay people with extensive educational involvement appointed by the Bishop to support our parish schools in the delivery of the Catholic religious education curriculum.
Bishop Fintan affirmed the work of the diocesan advisers and the support they have offered to schools across the diocese by visiting the schools and by appraising teachers of resources available to support their work. Together with the bishop they began a conversation about how this can be best done into the future in rapidly evolving religious and educational landscape.
“It is part of our mission as a faith community to reach out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ,” Bishop Fintan said. “And the diocesan advisors have made an important contribution to this.”
The meeting on Thursday 20th October took place at Presentation Brothers, Mardyke House, Cork and was facilitated by Br. Martin Kenneally.
"We had a very worthwhile meeting,"
according to Seamus O’Dálaigh, Primary Religious Education Coordinator of the Diocese.
“We shared experiences and insights about the great work going on in our schools, but we also faced the challenges posed by a changing society and educational landscape. We explored ways we might engage with stakeholders about the future service and support diocesan advisors can offer to the schools,” he said.