Pastoral Centre
Contact Information


Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre  

Manager: Mr Joe Conroy

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Administrator: Rhona Healy

Director of Counselling: Liam Cannon


Address: Monastery Ave.,Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.


Tel: 074-9121853. 

Fax: 074 -9128433


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Office hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm


The Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre aims to be a place of welcome for all, a Centre of Christian spirituality, education and growth. It serves as a resource for individuals, communitites and parishes in their human and faith development. In promoting the task of evangelization, the Centre respects religious and culltural diversity, while working towards a more just and humane society.




Family Ministry

Family Ministry

family_ministry1Family Ministry is about support for families and individuals in all stages of life, from the birth of the first child to when the last child leaves the 'nest'. 

The aim of Family Ministry is to provide on-going, accessible education and support for parents, the primary educators of children, at parish and diocesan level. Pastoral Counselling and Bereavement Counselling as well as Bereavement Support Groups for Adults and Children are further services offered to families through Family Ministry located in the Pastoral Centre.


Rainbows Bereavement Care for Children... it doesn't need to hurt forever.

RainbowsWhen something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. Though death and separation appear to be only a grown-up problem, it does have a profound effect on children and younger people.

Rainbows is a 14-week support programme for children/teens who have suffered the loss of a parent, grandparent, brother or sister through death or separation. Rainbow offers: Peer support, warm relaxed atmosphere, a trained caring adult, the use of art and play, an opportunity for children to express their feelings.

The Rainbows programme commences at the end of October 2013.


Training Workshops are run for Rainbows Bereavement Facilitators to work with grieving children.



A Changed Life - support group for families bereaved by suicide

This is a support group for people who have los someone to suicide. The small group will be closed on the first night, i.e. no new participants will be allowed to join the group once it has commenced. The sessions will be 2 hours. Each week a different theme wil be discussed so attendance is important. for information on what the group offers please contact: Liam Cannon, Director of COunselling at 074 9121853.


Anam Chara

Offering Help and Comfort for Bereaved Parents and Siblings through their loss.

For more information please contact the Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny on 074 9121853 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Other Services

Other services offered at the Pastoral Centre

Bereavement Counselling for Adults and Children. (By appointment).

Counselling for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. (By appointment).

Alcoholic’s Anonymous Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 8.30pm; Saturday 11am-12.30pm, Thursday & Friday 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Sunday morning 11am - 12.30pm.

Al-Anon Tuesday 8.30pm - 10pm; Friday 10.30am - 12noon; Friday: 8pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 8pm – 9.30pm

Gamblers Anonymous Tuesday 8.30pm - 10.30pm and Friday 8.15pm - 10.30pm.

Narcotics Anonymous Wednesday 8pm - 10pm and Saturday 8.30pm - 10pm.

Asist/safe Talk

Letterkenny Active Retirement Association

YMCA Step Training



For any further information on any of the above services contact: Rhona Healy, at the Pastoral Centre.