Youth Retreats in Ireland

Guiding Principals for Good Practice

In November 2009 the Episcopal Commission for Catechetics issued a set of guidelines for Youth Retreats, "Youth Retreats in Ireland-Guiding Principals for Good Practice."

Most Rev Seamus Hegarty, Bishop of Derry has endorsed and encourages the use of these for anyone facilitating retreats throughout the diocese. The guidelines have been reviewed by the National Board for Safeguarding Personnel.

The guidelines form a working document which encourage all involved in this ministry to reflect on their practice, observe basic principles, agree on roles and responsibilities and strive for best practice at all times.

This document can be accessed through the following link  www.catholicbishops.ie/publications/56/1610-youth-retreats-in-ireland