Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Manager: Ms Rhona Healy

Email: pcmanager@raphoediocese.ie
Tel: 087 421 8232

Administrator: Elaine Patton

Email: pcadmin@raphoediocese.ie


Director of Pastoral Renewal: Mr Brian O’Driscoll

Tel: Office: 074 9121853, mobile: 087 4504873

Email: dpr@raphoediocese.ie


Director of Counselling: Liam Cannon


Address: Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Monastery Ave., Cathedral Square, Letterkenny, Co Donegal F92 HP66
Tel: 074 912 1853
Fax: 074 912 8433
Email: pastoralcentre@raphoediocese.ie

Office hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm

Website: www.raphoepastoralcentre.ie

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, communities and parishes in their human and faith development. In promoting the task of evangelization, the Centre respects religious and cultural diversity, while working towards a more just and humane society.


The Pope John Paul II Awards encourages young people to put their time, talent and energy at the service of their parishes and local communities. We have young people singing in choirs, cleaning chapels, working on children’s liturgy, being Ministers of the Word, visiting elderly people in their community, coaching sport, raising funds for charity, mentoring younger students and many more activities. the participants are invited to reflect on their experience in the light of faith and to think of what it means for them to be baptised members of the Church.

If your parish wants to get involved or you are a young person (aged 16+) who would like to take part in the Awards contact the Pastoral Centre on 074 9121853


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

When 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 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, trained caring adults, the use of art and play, an opportunity for children to express their feelings.

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

Bereavement is neither a problem to be solved nor a difficulty to overcome. As a sacred expression of love it is a mystery to be explored. By learning about the bereavement recovery process through a variety of methods and resources, each adult will make his/her journey through bereavement, both individually and while mutually supporting one another. As a result of this counselling and after a period of recovery and healing, each person will be enabled to reach out to others, while leading a positive and fruitgful life as a witness to the memory of their loved ones.

The new Child Therapy Room opened in November 2016 in the Pastoral Centre for counselling children and young people.

there are four trained child/adolescent counsellors. for an appointment contact the Centre on 074 9121853

  • 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

ACCORD Marriage Services. 074 9122218, Fax: 074 9128433, email: accordletterkenny@eircom.net

to book a course online go to www.accord.ie

opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9.30am – 2pm.

Contact: Ethna Patton.

Accord provides counselling for couples as well as individuals in a relationship, and marriage preparation, in a Christian context, focusing on the essential components of a good relationship.

Contact Rhona Healy or Elaine Patton at the Pastoral Centre 074 9121853

Hours: Tuesday 10am – 5pm and Wednesday 10am – 5pm.

Email: marriagetribunal@raphoediocese.ie