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Autumn Parish-Level Scripture Classes and other Faith Development Programs in or near the Diocese of Cloyne

Mon Sep 4th 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sun Dec 31st 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The following are a list of Parish-Level Scripture Classes and other Faith Development Programs in or near the Diocese of Cloyne in Autumn/Winter 2017:

[Note: if there are any missing please bring these to our attention by emailing ]:

Midleton Parish (Fr Eamon Roche)

“Heroes and Heroines of the Bible” – This 8-week bible study program is a “parish-level” program and so is for people of faith at “beginner” or “intermediate” level of biblical knowledge but will be rewarding for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of the bible in a relaxed atmosphere. The course seeks to remove the fear-factor of opening the bible and offers some simple pointers in how to become aware of some of the basic themes that recur throughout the bible, helping us to make reading the bible an enjoyable and enriching experience.

Course Director: Fr Eamon Roche, CC Midleton.

The 8 Heroes/Heroines (and the biblical themes associated with each) are:
– Joseph, Son of Jacob (Forgiveness)
– Moses (Worship and Right-Living)
– Ruth (Redemption)
– David (Kingdom)
– Jonah (Conversion and Mission)
– Esther (Salvation)
– Tobit (Suffering, Prayer, Marriage Covenant)
– Daniel (Judgment)
Each session will show how each Old Testament hero and heroine points forward to the coming of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, and the establishment of His Church.
Venue: Edmund Rice Centre Midleton, Second Room on Right on Ground Floor (Room 2).
Time and Dates: Mondays on the following dates: Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18th (note there is a gap of a forthnight between the 1st and 2nd sessions but after that the classes run weekly). 7.30pm -9pm each session.
Booking: Please contact Fr Eamon Roche on 086 9972539 or
Please book early because places are limited (30 places).
Cost: To be clarified later, but it is expected to be somewhere in the region of 10 to 20 euro.



Midleton Parish (Fr John Ryan)

Fr John Ryan has two separate Adult Faith Development offerings over the Autumn 2017: Firstly, a Bible Study group that runs on Tuesday mornings in Midleton Parish Office (10:30am to 12noon). Secondly, he is running a course on the Documents of the Second Vatican Council on Wednesday evenings in Midleton Parish Office (7.30pm to 9pm). If you would like to sign up to either of these parish-level study groups you may turn up at those sessions or contact Fr John on 021-4631094, mobile: 086-2697503.


Blarney Parish



Scala Centre, Blackrock:

Title: For our Instruction: For our Time. Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome
Facilitator: Sr Mary T Brien PBVM
Dates: Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd October 2017 from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
There will also be a Saturday workshop entitled ‘Jesus and the Gospel Call to Social Justice’ on November 25 from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Hall Western Road facilitated by Fr Peter McVerry SJ.
Venue: Scala Centre, Blackrock (opposite Blackrock Castle)
Cost: €50 [for the 4 nights and Saturday workshop]
Bookings: please email


Mon Sep 4th 2017 @ 8:00 am
Sun Dec 31st 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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