Rainbows Programme

The Rainbow Programme, for children who have had a bereavement or whose families are changed due to divorce or separation, will start in St Michael’s in late September.

This 9 week programme takes place on Tuesday nights from 6.30-7.30pm and is for children from ages 7 upwards.

Please contact us on 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 if you wish to enrol your child or for further information.

Names need to be with us as soon as possible to facilitate organisation of groups and facilitators

All facilitators are fully trained and Garda vetted–they are not counsellors.

Please check out rainbowsireland for further information.

Coming Soon…..

St Michael’s Family Centre will publish our next brochure in late Summer and we hope to include some interesting courses for the coming months.

We are aware that Covid may have changed people’s attitude to attending courses and we would like to hear from you on this

In order to offer what people might want, please let us know of any courses/day seminars which might interest you and we will do our best to source these.

Also calling tutors/facilitators of self development/relaxation/craft courses, please get in touch if you would like to offer a course in St Michael’s

Please email us on centrestmichaels@gmail.com or phone 087 3902661/071 9170329

Enneagram Weekend course

Introduction to the Enneagram with Therese Ryan

The Enneagram is a tool for self understanding and growth. This Introductory workshop will introduce people to the background of the Enneagram. We will examine how the 9 numbers of the Enneagram present to us, how they relate to others, and understand why each number behaves in a particular way. We will explore the special gift of the Enneagram and finish the weekend with greater compassion for ourselves and each other.

Saturday 14th and 21st May 10–4.30. Cost: €100 for the two days which will include a light lunch

Please contact us on 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 to book this course

A Follow-on weekend will take place in the Autumn for people who already know their Enneagram type

Courses in Spring

Yoga Nidra with Emma Kennedy

Yoga Nidra is a highly effective and gentle practice known to reduce tension, anxiety and stress symptoms in the body whilst developing a deeper mind-body-soul connection through presence and awareness. Classes will include gently breathwork and guided meditation and can be done lying down or seated.

8 Mondays at 10.3 -11.30 starting 21st March. Cost: €80 for 8 weeks.

Introduction to the Enneagram with Therese Ryan

The Enneagram is a tool for self understanding and growth. This Introductory workshop will introduce people to the background of the Enneagram. We will examine how the 9 numbers of the Enneagram present to us, how they relate to others, and understand why each number behaves in a particular way. We will explore the special gift of the Enneagram and finish the weekend with greater compassion for ourselves and each other.

Saturday 14th and 21st May 10–4.30. Cost: €100 for the two days

A Follow-on weekend will take place in the Autumn for people who already know their Enneagram type

Community Garden

The Community Garden course will resume on Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm from late April with Eoin Craven the tutor and some new and regular faces. The course is 10 weeks in duration and those enrolled can, if they wish, continue with the garden until Autumn. If you are interested in growing your own food and enjoy the outdoors please enrol as soon as possible as the course can only go ahead if enough people are interested

Supported by MSLETB. Cost: €50

Community Garden 2022

We hope to run our community garden course again in 2022–starting in April/May and running for 10 weeks. The group meets under the instruction and guidance of a gardener who gives help and hints on how to grow vegetables and fruit.

There is a small cost to each participant and the course is sponsored by the MSLETB. It may appear very soon to be thinking about next April but in order to arrange the course we need to check what interest is out there.

If you or someone you know is interested in this gardening course, please contact us by phone 071 9170329 or email centrestmichaels@gmail.com

CE Scheme Vacancy–HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT in St Michael’s Family Centre

If interested please check your eligibility for CE and contact us on

071 9170329 or centrestmichaels@gmail.com

Hours of work are:

9am to 1.pm Monday to Thursday and 9 to 12.30 pm on Fridays. 19.5 hours per week.

Check in with office each morning to check duties for the day; check in again before leaving.

Duties include:

  • Cleaning kitchen to a high standard including presses; work surfaces; tables; floors; sinks; dishwasher; fridge;  kitchen ware; cutlery. Ensuring dishwasher is filled and emptied. Ensuring towels and kitchen cloths are washed and dried.
  • Sanitising all door handles and surfaces each morning
  • Ensuring that rooms are sanitised before use
  • Keeping pantry tidy and keeping check on what storage items are needed e.g. tea, coffee, biscuits and cleaning products
  • Hoovering, dusting and polishing rooms; emptying bins daily
  • Keeping bathrooms clean including emptying bins; cleaning wash basins; toilets; window ledges; floors; replacing toilet paper and ensuring sufficient paper towels are in place.
  • Making and serving tea, coffee to users of the centre. Preparing trays of light refreshments
  • Preparing trays for use in upstairs rooms
  • Inspect first aid kit on a weekly basis and inform office of what may be needed

Flexibility needed in the following: Help with moving furniture on occasions

Management Board Members

The management board of St Michael’s Family Centre CLG consists of the following members:

Chairperson: FR.Dominick Gillooly

Vice Chairperson: Mr. Desmond Keaney

Secretary: Mr. Pat Thornton

Treasurer: Ms Maura Cummins

Community Member: Ms Marian McGowan

Centre Manager: Eileen Sheridan

Rainbow programme

 

We had hoped to run the programme starting at the end of September but with the continuing Covid crisis, it appears unlikely that this will now go ahead. We will continue to liaise with Rainbows Ireland on when it may be safe/recommended to run the programme again and an update will be posted here when the situation becomes clearer.

For further information on Rainbow Programme, please check on Rainbowsireland online where you can access further information

Counselling during Covid crises

Please note that no face to face counselling can take place at this time. However we are still taking referrals to our mobile 087 3902661

If you feel it would help to speak to a counsellor please contact the centre on the above number. Leave your name and contact number and a counsellor will give you a call. You can choose then to receive counselling over the phone or ask for a check- in call from the counsellor. You will then be offered face to face counselling when the situation resolves.

Please note we are happy to take referrals for Under 18’s but are not in a position to offer phone counselling sessions to this age group.

 

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