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REDEMPTORIST YOUTH MINISTRY
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
"We are a Team of Redemptorists and lay people inspired by Jesus, to work as one and as equals; to promote a collaborative vision of Church with a special care for young people."
Scala is a dedicated centre for Redemptorist Youth Ministry. As a team of Redemptorists and lay people, we have been working with young people in Cork since 1988. In 1997, Scala moved to Bessboro in Blackrock, from where retreats and leadership programs such as Meitheal are facilitated. There is also a resident community on site. The team is made up of five Redemptorists, three full time lay ministers and two volunteers. Members of the team are also involved in conducting Parish missions, retreats and novenas, in counselling and in hospital chaplaincy.
LEADERSHIP DAY IN SCHULL
On Friday, September 11th, eight 5th year students participated in a leadership Training Programme in Schull Community College, which was facilitated by SCALA. The purpose of this training is to empower students to identify needs in the school community and to use their own iniatitive and talents to respond to these needs in a practical way.
It is also an opportunity for each member to grow in self awareness and self development. As a first step, these eight students (the group is now known as SOCAS) set up a "buddy system", whereby Transition year students are buddying with first years.
Photograph; captures the group SOCAS who are Aidin Hegarty, Siobhan Hellen, Brendan Roche, Catriona Lenihan, Rhian Wolstenholme, Aidan Cregan, Cristin Prenderville and Richard Cahill. They participated in the Leadership Training Day. Also included are Aiden O'Brien, Sebastian Sieper and Brendan O'Rourke who facilitated the training.