Some years ago St Michael’s parish decided to seek a Parish Pastoral Worker to help enliven and enrich parish life and work. The move represents a greater inclusion of the laity in the church which is of significance to the faith community at St Michael’s.
Pádraigín Clancy is currently the pastoral worker at St Michael’s. In her role and ministry she seeks to animate, encourage and support the various groups and ministries of the faith community. In particular she helps prepare parents for the baptism of their child and liaises with the parents and children of Our Lady of Lourdes NS and Gaelscoil Inse Chór, around the preparation of the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.
She is an Irish speaker and has a keen interest in Irish/Celtic spirituality which enriches her ministry. She also liaises between the faith community at St Michael’s and the wider Oblate pastoral area of Mary Immaculate and Our Lady of the Wayside Bluebell.
She is a regular contributor to morning prayer on the Oblate website (see oblates.ie). Pádraigín’s ministry also includes linking with and supporting other community groups in the Inchicore area, in particular; Mercy School Goldenbridge, Family Resource Centre, Richmond Barracks, Educational Sub Committee of Inchicore Regeneration project, Partners in Faith and Mapping Green Dublin 8.
A native of Dublin, Pádraigín has a background through her mother and maternal grandparents in the Liberties-Drimnagh-Inchicore area and spent many happy days in her childhood walking along the canal up to the Oblate Grotto with her Mamó and Dadó. She is chair of the 4th Battalion 1916 Relatives Group (Éamon Ceannt’s Battalion).
Pádraigín Clancy is the nominated Covid 19 Officer for the Parish. Please contact her if you have any concerns surrounding Coronavirus and St Michael’s Parish – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0876576708.