Pastoral Ministries

Pastoral Care

Many Dominican Sisters engage in pastoral care in local communities across different geographic locations.  Pastoral care involves working in the local parish and the role encompasses the areas of funeral ministry, faith development and community outreach through pastoral visitation. It can also involve bible work and meditation and leading Eucharistic services.  Many individuals also work with students and their families to prepare them from First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.  Some Sisters also coordinate communications such as parish newsletters, bulletins and the parish website.pastoral_care

Pastoral visitation is an important tool to meet with and establish relationships with local people who may have been affected by bereavement, illness or who in general are finding life hard.  People will often benefit from having the opportunity to talk through their circumstances with someone who cares and can offer support.  Pastoral care enables the person to be close to the source of community problems and issues.

Many of our sisters work in pastoral care capacity in Santa Sabina House Nursing Home. A number of Sisters are involved in pastoral care in local communities. This involves assisting in parish activities, working with local schools and participating in outreach programmes with families.

Other Ministries

The Dominican Sisters are involved with many Ministries around Ireland and across the World.

We have always responded to the call of society and our ministries are based on where there are the greatest needs in the world today.

Many of our Sisters carry out individual ministries in the communities where they live and work.

Some of us in Ireland work in the area of family therapy, while one of our Sisters is based in Hope House in New Orleans in Louisiana which aims to provide assistance through education programmes for the more vulnerable in society.  Many of us have taken an interest in helping those who are victims of human trafficking.  Our Sisters also assist with creating awareness about HIV and AIDS in South Africa.  Our ministries also extend to chaplaincy and prison visits in different regions.

Over the years, we have been dedicated to helping the vulnerable in society. One of our Sisters set up the Candle and Matt Talbot Community Trusts which continues to this day to help the youth of Ballyfermot.

The Candle Trust

Matt Talbot Trust