Ireland today is composed of a multi cultural society. The Shekinah training course therefore, invites men and women of all age groups and if possible from different cultural backgrounds, to engage with young people in their faith journey. The rational behind this approach is that young people imbibe their faith through the Christian Community. They look for role models not only among their peers but among their older brothers and sisters, their parents and grandparents. We believe that a retreat team which embraces all age groups can best model to the young the reality of the Church as the community of the faithful, people of all cultures, ages and genders united in their faith in Christ and building the kingdom of God.
The training course takes place over 10 Saturdays between October and April each year. A team approach is adopted though out the course and the participants are offered an opportunity to facilitate a number of school retreats during their training.
Now in its seventh year, the course aims to provide adults with a professional course of training in youth retreat facilitation skills, through interplay of theory and practice. The participants are invited to deepen their own spirituality and commitment to ministry in the Church.
Certification is awarded by the School of Adult and Community Learning, All Hallows College, Dublin.
Details can be obtained in the All Hallows web site or by phoning the administrator in All Hallows.
T: 018373745 ext.552