Returned Missionary Desk Upcoming workshops/Activities September 2016-December 2016

Deirdre Ruane Returned Missionary Officer, MissionariesofAfrica, Cyprus Lawn, Templeogue Dublin 6 west 01 5310055


September 28th, 29th, 30th.

Welcome Home Reintegration Programme for recently returned Missionaries.

Venue– Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords) A must for recently returned Missionaries.

Facilitators- Deirdre Ruane (Returned Missionary officer IMU Amri) Dr Kevin Egan Dr Tom Grenham, Fr Pat Coughlan and other inputs from voluntary groups and partners and missionary friends.

Cost:40 Euros (Contribution)


September 20th x8 weeks-8 week Mindfulness Programme-(MBSR) Programme.

Venue– Blessed Sacrament Church hall-Facilitators Fr Pat Coughlan, Deirdre Ruane, Returned Missionary officer AMRI

Cost: € 100 euro including 1 day silent retreat.


September- 28thFit For Life-Blessed Sacrament Church hall-10am -11am

Venue:Blessed Sacrament Church hall



September 29th Aqua aerobics-3pm -4 pm followed by afternoon tea, Maldron Hotel, Cardiff lane


October 3rd 4th5th, 6th7th –Renewal Retreat-Ballyvaloo Venue-Black water Enniscorthy, Wexford

Facilitators-Fr Mike Searge,Fr John Benett, Deirdre Ruane Returned Missionary Officer

Cost€-320(Only a few places left) Contact Deirdre


October 12thClimate change workshop

– Location– Galway (Exact venue to be confirmed) Facilitator Eanna Ni Lamhna(Botanist and Environmentalist) this is an interactive day of learning and sharing. A must for anyone interested in environmental issues, climate change and the planet.

Cost-€20 (Booking essential)


October 22ndMiles for Mission Charity 5kmwalk Phoenix park .Contact Sally Mcellestrim World Mission Ireland  01 4972035


October 21stthMission outreach: Sharing your Mission story and journey with local senior citizen groups –Friday 21st

Macro Resource centre Green street Dublin.


October-13, 20th, –IT upskilling and Media Training ProgrammeNeed to update your IT skills? The Returned Missionary desk are linking up with Carmichael House to provide a training programme that will meet all your IT requirements. Word, excel, PowerPoint, Just contact me and we will put you on a training programme that best suits your level and needs.

Venue TBC and there may be some changes in dates.

Cost-€40 contribution (If you agree to engage in our any outreach activities you can attend this training for free) early booking essential!



October Week of the 24th: To Celebrate Mission Month in October I am requesting missionaries to share their mission story in the class room setting/ community (Support and training available for same through our IT upskilling programme free of charge if needed. We will be concentrating in schools in Dublin (North Dublin and City centre) and the west of Ireland Galway and Mayo).Please contact Deirdre Ruane Deirdre.ruane@amri .This is a wonderful way to keep the Mission story alive.


October/NovemberSage advocacy training outreach Programme: This is part of a Ministry of Presence and Befriending. Reaching out to vulnerable people in the Cork area in residential settings.

Training will be provided by the advocacy group Sage.

If you would like to be involved in this outreach activity in your area contact


November 7th, 8thTransition two day workshop designed to support and equip anyone who finds themselves in Transition. One of the most popular workshops for Recently Returned Missionaries or anyone who would like to explore tools to deal with the Challenges of constant change that we find ourselves in.!

Facilitator Kevin Egan,

Venue Mercy International Baggot Street /Deirdre Ruane

Cost€ 40



November 9, 16, 23,30thUCD intergenerational ITSkills and Missionary story exchangeProgramme. One to one IT Training with a UCD Student in exchange for you helping to prepare students for their overseas mission to a developing country.

Venue –University College Dublin

Cost-Free- we just need your commitment and willingness to share your experience of a developing country. Early booking essential.


November 21stA day of Mindful Reflection in beautiful surroundings with lovely food and views of Howth in the Stella Maris Retreat centre Howth. This day is for anyone who has completed the 8 week MBSR course as we will reviewing our practices that we learned in the 8 week course of the Body scan, seated meditation and yoga movement and mindful eating and walking.

Facilitator-Pat Coughlan, Deirdre Ruane

Venue: Sisters of Charity,Stella Maris Howth

Cost: €20


November: 29thAll Missionaries are invited to a day to reflect and dialogue on the impact and importance of missionaries in the Voluntary sector .Where is mission now and what challenges lies ahead?

Presented by Deirdre Ruane, Eva Early (Consultant with volunteer Ireland) and invited guests from various Volunteer community groups

Venue Aishling Hotel-(10am-4pm)

Cost-€ 20

See booking form attached. For more details on any of the courses advertised see web or all cheques to be made payable to the Irish missionary union. Payment in full 2 weeks before the event please.

Booking Form for Returned Missionary desk Courses













Name of the course you wish to attend and date:








How do I book for any of the workshops?

To avail of any of the courses above please download and fill out the application form attached and send it by email to or You can fill out the form and post it to the following address Deirdre Ruane, Missionaries of Africa, Cyprus Lawn,Templeogue Dublin 6 west (01)5310055


Cheque can be made payable to Irish Missionary Union, (with the name of the person attending the course on the back of the cheque) Enquiries to 1.You must fill out the registration form. Payment in full is preferable 2 weeks prior to the event .Cheque is preferable to cash. Thank You.




























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