Youth Ministry

The Diocean Youth Ministry team resource and support the young church (Eaglais óg) in the Diocese of Limerick. Here is some information about our varied programs & events. Please contact us HERE to find out more:





Archive Items:

The Year that was 2011 / 2012

The Year that was 2010 / 2011

The Year that was 2012/ 2013

Anois 2013

Lourdes 2013

Taize 2013

Brú Na Gráige 2013

Lourdes! The Musical



Anois is a leadership training programme run in conjunction with secondary schools for students in transition/fifth year. It has been running in the diocese for over 20 years. It is a residential programme run in St. Patrick’s College in Thurles. The Anois programme offers young people the chance to develop their leadership skills as well as giving them the opportunity to build up their confidence and self esteem and make lasting friendships.

More Info...

Anois Brochure January 2016/2017

Anois Student Application Form 2016/2017

There will be an information evening for Parents of those children attending the programme on Monday November 21st  at 8pm in St. Michael’s Church, Denmark St, Limerick. Click on the link below for more information...

Parent's Information

Anois leaders must be over 18 years old and must complete the recruitment process which includes References, Garda Vetting and Training. Leaders must attend training as part of their recruitment process. For more information please email Aoife at



Muintearas Íosa is a diocesan youth group that has been providing young people with opportunities to gather for a wide variety of experiences and in a wide variety of settings since 1978. Muintearas Íosa events vary from one day events, evening events, overnight stays to an annual 10 day stay in Brú na Gráige, in Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry. Members must be over 16.

Check out Muintearas Iosa on Facebook to find out about any upcoming events and to see photos from previous events!

Download and print a Muintearas Íosa Booking, Consent & Code of Behaviour for participants aged under 18 click HERE

For a Muintearas Íosa Adult Membership Form for those aged 18 or over click HERE

Bru Na Graige 2019 Online Booking at


BRÚ NA GRÁIGE 2018 July 13th to July 22nd in Ballyferriter, Co.Kerry

What happens at the Brú? Each day begins with morning prayer at a local site and each night will end with night prayer and a bed time story! The days are filled with trips to the nearby beaches, games, workshops (art, drama, culture, faith and music), treks, mountain climbing and hopefully a lot of friendship, fun and Irish. Our daily timetable can depend a lot on the weather. The evenings will be filled with more games, workshops, céilí’s and lots of music and singing (be sure to bring your instruments). On Wednesday July 18th we will go for a day trip to Killarney and the bus will cost €15.

Booking and Availability We have a limited number of beds at the Brú and every year we have more people who want to attend. We will try to ensure, where possible that everyone who applies gets to come for some of their requested dates but there will inevitably be some disappointment. Please print this form and detach the booking section. Fill it in and send it to Aoife Walsh, Limerick Diocesan Centre, Munchin’s, Corbally, Limerick. We need to have a completed form to accept a booking request and advance booking is essential. Places will be given on a first come first served basis. Once we receive the booking forms we will begin to go through them and look at the logistics of accommodation etc so please be patient with us as it will be a few weeks before you hear back from us. All correspondence will be by email so please make sure to  write your email clearly on the booking form. If you have any questions please call us on 085-2527465

Booking details for Bru Na Graige 2019 will be available soon.




The Youth Ministry team have a E-Magazine called ‘YOLO!’ (Youth of Limerick on Line – our take on the popular phrase ‘You Only Live Once’). It is a quarterly magazine that we email to subscribers and post online. It contains a wide variety of articles and features. It will have photos of and articles on some of the more recent youth ministry events. It will also make people aware of upcoming events.  There will be regular features that explore faith in both a light hearted and serious way. YOLO features issues that are important for young people. It hopefully will be a celebration of youth ministry in the diocese and a resource for those who subscribe.

To see the current issue of YOLO! please click the link below



The exact dates and cost or our 2018 pilgrimage are to be confirmed.

June 2oth – June 26th 2018 (approximately) 

Cost €749 (approximately)

Every year we take between 80-90 young people to Lourdes as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The young people that we take work for the week as helpers; bringing patients to and from the various ceremonies, as well as talking, listening and getting to know them. They also get to meet new people, and make new friends. Lourdes is a very unique place and it offers young people a chance to experience their faith in a very real and positive way.

Places on this pilgrimage tend to fill up very quickly. If you wish to apply for a place you need to contact us as soon as possible.  We will then forward you an application pack when full details become available (travel details and costs have not yet been confirmed).  As in previous years we will not be accepting any bookings before our booking date and time which is Friday November 4th at 3pm in the Pastoral Centre on Denmark St, Limerick.

Please note that places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  If you are not allocated a place on the pilgrimage on application you will be placed on the waiting list and you may receive a place in the coming months.

Please contact Karen if you have any other questions regard the Pilgrimage 061-350000

Please click the link below for the 2018 Lourdes pilgrimage Info & Application pack,

Lourdes 2018 Youth Pilgrimage Information & Application Pack


Please click on the link below the Parents Information Booklet for the 2018 Pilgrimage

Lourdes Parents Information Booklet 2018




Click the link HERE to download an application form for Krakow 2016!




Diocesan Project 2014/15 - Heroes with Halos


This year we welcomed two new saints into the Catholic Church - Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. These two men brought the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people and they made some important changes in the Church.  There were several steps to be taken before they became saints and one of these steps involved checking to see whether or not these men had “Heroic Virtues”.

Heroic virtues are made up of faith, hope, charity, justice, courage, wisdom and above all, love. St Paul says that saints are people who have the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit and another great thinker said that saints are not perfect people but people who are always trying to build closer relationships with themselves with others and with God.

Saints are people, who, like heroes, serve those around them and who live their lives in the way that Jesus did; helping those who need it most, always seeing the good in people and leading by example.

This year we want to honour these heroes with halos but we need your help! Tell us about someone you know who has some of these heroic virtues, someone you look up to and admire, someone who is a hero to you and they just might be chosen to be honoured at a special gathering later this year!

When all the entries have been received we will be choosing the top 10 heroes who will be honoured at a special event which you will be invited to attend! So if you would like your hero to be honoured tell us all about him/her and get your entry in quick!

If you have any questions just call us at 061-400133 or email The closing date for entries is 28th November 2014 (address for entries - Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St, Limerick)

Please click the link below to download an entry form for your school or parish...


DIOCESAN PROJECT 2013 / 2014 "Our Place at the Table"

In 2013 / 2014 our Diocesan Youth Project was called, “Our Place at the Table" Schools sent in a piece of decorated fabric that captured what their faith means to them. These pieces of fabric were put together to make a colourful altar cloth that celebrates both the faith and talent of our young people. The "Our Place at the Table Altar Cloth" is now on tour!

To find out more about the project and who took part or if you would like to borrow the cloth for a special event in your school or parish please click HERE

DIOCESAN PROJECT 2012/2013 "Share the Good News"

Congratulations and well done to all the students who took the time to get involved in this year's project. To celebrate the talent and thoughtfulness of the students who took part we will be selecting a different school each week and featuring some of their Stained Glass Designs on our website. You may be lucky enough to see your own design or that of one of your friends. Unfortunately we won't be able to display all the designs even though they were all fantastic! A massive thank you to all the teachers for their help and support.

Click HERE to see some entries from Crecora National School!

Click HERE to see some entries from Ballingarry National School!

Click HERE to see some entries from Kildimo National School (Ms Ahern's Class)

Click HERE to see some entries from Kildimo National School (Ms McNamara's Class)

Click HERE to see some entries from Kildimo National School (Ms Foley's Class)

Click HERE to see entries from Hazelwood College Dromcollogher

Click HERE to see entries from Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton

Click HERE to see entries from Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh

Click HERE to see entries from Scoil Ide Naofa Raheenagh

Click HERE to see entries from Athea National School (Ms Dunne's Class)

Click HERE to see entries from Athea National School (Ms Hayes's Class)

Click HERE to see entries from Athea National School ( Ms Prendiville's Class)

Prayers of Our People is still on sale at the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St, The Abbey Bookshop, O'Connell St and the Knock Shrine Bureau, Little Catherine St, Limerick. All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards youth ministry in the Diocese of Limerick.






Confirmation classes throughout the diocese can avail of confirmation retreats/workshops. This experience offers young people an opportunity to reflect on their faith and particulary their confirmation. The sacrametn of confirmation is explored through the medium of games, song & group work. These retreats/workshops are two hours long and can take place in school or in the Pastoral Centre. Availability is limited. Please contact the Pastoral Centre for further invformation.


This programme is usually offered to fifth/sixth year students. Over the course of the morning / afternoon we explore the meaning of Eucharist, the significance of the symbols used and the practicalities of being a Eucharistic Minister.


For more information please visit the Diocesan Advisor to Secondary Schools Webpage.


If you are interested in starting a youth ministry initiative for the young people of your parish / pastoral area and need some help / ideas to get going then please do contact us. We will hopefully be able to offer you some resources that may be helpful or at least point you in the right direction, as well as offering support, encouragement and advice.

Support Groups for Young People in Limerick

If you or a young person you know are experiencing difficulty in any area of your life, help and support are available. Please click the following link to see a list of various support networks or groups that may be of help to you or a young person you know.



Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre values and encourages the participation of children in the life of the Church and is committed to best practice, which protects children from harm and abuse. Staff, volunteers and leaders accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. These responsibilities include:

  • Adopting best practice child protection guidelines in accordance with the standards named in the National Board for Safeguarding Children Standards & Guidance Document.
  • Ensuring that children will be listened to and heard.
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff, volunteers, clergy and religious.
  • Sharing information about concerns with the relevant agencies and involving parents and children appropriately.
  • Carefully following the procedures for recruiting, training and managing staff and volunteers, clergy and religious.
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
  • Being committed to reviewing our policy and good practice procedures on an annual basis.


Link to Safeguarding Page