Practical Leadership in Parishes

Episode 8 of The Irish Catholic Podcast brings John Quinn into conversation with Sam Moore of Christian charity Innovista, about creating a practical culture of intentional leadership in Catholic Parishes. The podcast looks at important practical tools for Christian leaders, discerning parish ministries by listening to the gifts of the whole Church community, and what young…

Relational Youth Ministry

In Episode 7 of The Irish Catholic Podcast, John Quinn meets Jonny Somerville of Scripture Union Ireland, host of the NUA Film Series. The guys discuss how NUA is like a series of Christian FAQs, the centrality of relationship to youth ministry, and promoting in young people “a heart-response to Jesus”. For more on NUA,…

Invitation & Evangelisation

Episode 6 is a conversation between John Quinn and Peter Rigney & Dominic Perrem of Alpha Ireland, all about how Alpha can help create a parish of invitation. This podcast looks at how a culture of invitation is necessary for parish renewal, the importance of food in creating community, and why the Good News is…

A Bible-Studying Parish

Episode 5 brings John Quinn into conversation with Anne McGrath and Robert Poynton at Marley Grange Parish in Dublin to discuss their ecumenical bible study, which has been meeting each week over the past decade. Their chat looks at the importance and value of ecumenism, the joys and challenges of reading God’s word on a…

NET Teams & Dynamic Catholic Youth Ministry

This new podcast series continues to look at practical ways of revitalising Catholic parishes in Ireland today. Episode 4 brings John Quinn into conversation with Martin Moran, of NET Ministries Ireland, a provider of dynamic youth ministry in many parts of the country. Martin and John spoke about the specific work of NET, as well as…

A Parish of Hospitality

Episode 3 of The Irish Catholic Podcast sees John Quinn speaking to Paddy Monaghan, from Johnstown Parish in Dublin, which has undertaken a Hospitality Ministry over the past few years, culminating in a regular Men’s Breakfast on Saturday mornings, held in the Parish Centre. This episode looks at practical ways Irish Catholic parishes can engage…

Engaging Youth Ministry

Episode 2 of the new series The Irish Catholic Podcast has been released, with an honest and engaging discussion about dynamic Catholic youth ministry in Ireland today. Claire Devaney is the Primary School Coordinator with Scripture Union Ireland. She spoke with John Quinn about the Dynamite Confirmation programme she has developed, what she sees as the…

Tomorrow’s Parish Today

Donal Harrington joins John Quinn for the very first episode of The Irish Catholic Podcast. This new podcast series looks at practical ways of revitalising Catholic parishes in Ireland today. Donal and John discuss what exactly makes a parish welcoming and hospitable; how parishes can engage with young families; and how Parish Pastoral Councils can…

Alpha course ignites personal faith

“Alpha fills you with a sense of belonging and changes you through the power of the Holy Spirit”, writes John Quinn I began working with the Presentation Brothers in September 2015, taking up my appointment as their Evangelisation Officer. After four years of working as a youth minister in a busy South-London parish, I was…