Ascend Strategic Plan

“Intentionally walking with young people on their journey of faith and offering meaningful opportunities to encounter Jesus.”

The Diocese launched its three-year Ascend Strategic Plan for Youth & Young Adult Ministry on Monday 20th March (the feast of St Joseph) in St John’s Pastoral Centre.

“There are wonderful things happening and the Lord is offering his grace for every person and at every moment. Because we are people of love, because we try to follow the Master, who is love; out of love, we want to walk with our young people and bring them closer to love itself.  
It is with great joy, and a privilege for me to formally launch our three-year plan on this feast of St Joseph.” 
Bishop Cullinan







Radio Maria Ireland Interview:

Our Youth & Young Adult Ministry Officer, Nodlaig Lillis, was recently interviewed by Radio Maria – Ireland about the three-year Ascend Strategic Plan just launched, in the diocese as well as the signs of hope for young people in the church in Ireland. You can listen to the podcast here:

For more information on the plan, or the resources mentioned by Nodlaig in the interview, check out


Deadline for Applications for Faith Reps has been extended to Friday 24th March.

(Please talk to your parish priest before submitting your application form. Form can be downloaded by clicking here.)

More information: Nodlaig (085) 8623704 / [email protected]

For more information on the Ascend Strategic Plan:


For more information on the role of the Faith Rep: