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To inspire and facilitate young people
The YMSP logo is that of a pelican feeding its young. In legend, the pelican has the greatest love of all creatures for its offspring and it pierces its breast to feed them with its own blood, and so, is a symbol of Christ – on the Cross and in the Eucharist.
Y.M.S.P. works particularly well when priests and lay people from the same parish come to study together.
The course is taught over eight modules, each module is covered over a weekend/two days and it takes two years approx to complete all eight modules of the programme.
The Youth Ministry Studies Programme is open to anyone who has ability and an interest in working with and journeying with young people in a parish, school or college setting.
Location and Dates
Youth Ministry Studies Programme,
75 Orwell Road,
Rathgar, Dublin 6
Tel: +353 (0) 833530625
- Updating soon with latest locates and dates
- Diary of forthcoming events.
- Links through to important study materials.
Youth Ministry is a priority ministry of the Redemptorist Congregation and there are three dedicated Redemptorist Youth Ministry teams in Ireland; in Clonard Monastery Belfast, Esker Monastery Galway and in Scala, Cork.
As well as working directly with young people, Redemptorists and co-workers, for a number of years, identified the need to provide a programme to train adults to engage in youth ministry, as there was no accessible youth ministry training programme available in Ireland. In 1999, a core team of Redemptorists and co-workers began a process leading to the development in Ireland of a Certificate Programme in Youth Ministry Studies.
Reaching out to young people
The YMSP teaching faculty includes lay people, religious and priests, all with vast experience as Youth Ministry Practitioners in a variety of settings including; primary and post-primary schools. parishes, dioceses, third-level institutions and colleges in Ireland and abroad.
Since Y.M.S.P began in groups from; Cork and Ross, Clogher and Dromore, Galway & Clonfert, the Archdiocese of Tuam, the Archdiocese of Armagh, Kildare & Leighlin (two groups), Down & Connor (two groups), Waterford & Lismore, Killaloe/Nenagh, Killaloe/Kilrush and Holy Redeemer Bray have all completed the programme.
The teaching methods are adult friendly and rooted in the participants own experience. One of the main aims of the programme is to make youth ministry training accessible, so the teaching faculty travels to wherever there is interest and commitment to setting up the programme and a support structure for the course participants.