Firhouse Parish

Parish Contacts

Parish Priest

Very Rev Peter Reilly

Presbytery 1

1 Ballycullen Avenue

Firhouse  Dublin 24

Phone: (01) 4599855

Mobile in case of emergencies:

087 9746831

Email:

pjrfirhouseparish@gmail.com

Sacristan

Hugh McCahill

Parish Secretary

Jackie Martin

Assistant to Secretary 

Ann Murphy

Parish Office

Monday - Friday

9.30.a.m. - 4.00.p.m.

Phone: (01) 4524702


Email:

olmcfirhouseparish@gmail.com
 

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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

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Change of Safeguarding Representative

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In May one of our Safeguarding Representatives, Theresa Smyth, stepped down from this position and was replaced by Bríd Rogan, who joins Seán Fallon in this role.  We are grateful to Theresa for her work in this area for several years.

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Gárda Vetting Blitz

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"V" Day for Gárda Vetting of Volunteers: After all Masses on the weekend of 29th/30th April our safeguarding representatives were in the room at the back of the church to help parish volunteers check whether they need to be Gárda vetted/re-vetted and if they do, to give them the vetting forms and information page necessary for this.  Those who were unable to attend had the forms delivered to their homes.  Parish volunteers who need to be Gárda vetted should return the completed forms and other necessary documents and have them copied and signed off by Fr. Peter as soon as possible. 

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Safeguarding Information Meetings

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"Knowledge is Power": All parish volunteers, regardless of whether they deal directly with children or not, are now required to attend one safeguarding information meeting.  We have held four such meetings to date, presented by Garry Kehoe of the Dublin Archdiocesan Safeguarding Office and most of our volunteers have attended one of these.  For any volunteers who were not able to attend, and because this is urgent, there will be one more such meeting in September/October.  Details in due course.    

Our full-day training for parish clergy, staff and those dealing directly with children for the parishes of Knocklyon and Firhouse took place on Saturday November 12th in the Iona Centre, Knocklyon.  Gary Kehoe was again our presenter.  Five people attended from Firhouse parish and one has attended the same training but in a different parish.

In the Spring, we carried out a full Parish audit of our safeguarding policies and submitted it to the Diocesan safeguarding office. 

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Children and Vulnerable Adults are a gift from God

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We in the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel value and encourage the participation of children and young people at an appropriate level in Parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We also treasure the participation of vulnerable adults at an appropriate level in parish life.  We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and vulnerable adults and are committed to ensuring their protection and support. In keeping with this we will do all in our power to create a safe environment for children and young people and for vulnerable adults in order to secure their protection and enable their fullest possible participation in the life of our parish.

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