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Youth & Safeguarding Children


The Parish of Kilmacow views its youth as a very important element of its faith

community. Our youth today have a role in our parish and hopefully as future adults,

will have a role also.  We encourage our youth to become involved in church related

activities alongside their involvement in social, cultural and sporting activities.


Both St. Senan’s and St. Patrick’s National Schools in our parish are under the

patronage of our Bishop.  These schools teach the agreed religion program and prepare the pupils who present for 1st confession, 1st Holy Communion and

Confirmation.  They are also involved in other liturgies such as school masses and

nativity plays.


Our youth are involved in church liturgies as altar servers, readers and collectors.

Many have completed the John Paul II Awards while others have begun the process.

Safeguarding Children

Our Child Protection Officers are:

Mrs. Bernie Moloney              087 9743934

Ms. Geraldine Walsh               087 6723459


Anyone with a concern or who wishes to report an allegation of child abuse, in

relation to a member of church personnel, should do so directly to the Church

Authorities, should contact Bernie or Geraldine or alternatively a member of the

Diocesan designated team:



Ailish Higgins     085 8021633    email:  

Designated Liaison Persons:

Cathal Cullen     056 7752248     email:

Rose Brophy      087 3314330

Vetting Administrator:

Sr. Ena Kennedy     087 1953850     email:  

Other Useful Contacts

Anchor 1

National Office for Safeguarding Children – Specialist advice can be obtained by



New House,

St. Patricks College,


Co. Kildare.

Tel: 01 5053124



TUSLA – Child and Family Agency:

Tel: 1800 234115

Kilkenny                                 056 7784713

Waterford                              051 305300

Laois / Offaly                         044 9395019/5020



An Garda Siochana:

Kilkenny                                 056 7775042

Waterford                              051 305300

Laois / Offaly                         057 8674100



Anyone with concerns about child safety, should contact the appropriate authority.

For further information about safeguarding and child protection in our diocese, please

log onto:

Consent Forms

The Parental consent form can be found by clicking the link below:


The Altar Server Consent Form can be found by clicking the link below:


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