What is a Pastoral Centre?

Pastoral Centres have been established in many dioceses around the world over the past thirty years including a number of Irish dioceses. These centres provide training and resources to individuals and parishes as they strive to proclaim the Christian message in a changing world. Many lay people are now involved, along with their priests, in this mission and their skills and knowledge need to be constantly developed and renewed. One of the main functions of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre is to empower people to bring the Christian message to others and to give people the confidence to be strong and compassionate witnesses to Christian hope and love in a challenging and often dispiriting world.