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Chaplaincy

Find out more about CIT Chaplaincy Team and the services, support and events that we provide on campus!

 

Word of Welcome

Chaplaincy is a dynamic presence at the Cork Institute of Technology recognising and responding to the pastoral and spiritual needs of students and staff. We offer a welcoming space and a supportive presence, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. The Chaplaincy team work in close co-operation with other CIT student support services.

 

MEET THE TEAM

We are available throughout the year for support, guidance and advice in complete confidence for those of all faiths and none.

 

Coordinator of Pastoral Care: Edel Kelly

  • E: edel.kelly@cit.ie    T: (021) 433 5756      
  • Office: Room S234, Balcony corridor, 1st floor, Student Centre.



Chaplain: Fr Dave McAuliffe

  • E: dave.mcauliffe@cit.ie                                                 
  • T: (021) 433 5754           Office: Room D153 Ground floor, D Corridor.

 

 

Chaplaincy Intern: Shane Murphy

  • E: chaplaincy@cit.ie

 

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

THE INFO POINT

Located on the corridor of the main building. Here you will meet one of the team who will respond to whatever needs /questions you might have. You can make an appointment for: CIT Medical Service, Careers Advisor, and Counselling Session, book an astro turf pitch or locate the office of Lecturers/Head of Department.

 

HOSPITALITY                         

Chaplaincy Hospitality Room (S235) 1st floor Student Centre - A ‘Chill-Out’ space! Enjoy free tea/coffee, listen to music, chat with friends. Connect with students from other countries and cultures.

Every Wednesday during term time we invite you to share a simple lunch between 12pm & 2pm.

On Monday Mornings during term time we also invite you to a tea and coffee morning between 10:45am & 11:30am.

 

 

INTERFAITH GATHERING

Join us for an enriching conversation with different faith traditions; as always, our approach is that of 'respectful listening' as each one shares the treasures of their tradition. We serve light lunch and refreshments.     

 

NATIONAL -INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EVENINGS

Chaplaincy team invite international and Irish students alike to culture themed evenings to promote the development of intercultural relations between students from Ireland and the array of students who have come to study in CIT.      

 

 

Everyone has questions

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe; it runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—here in CIT also. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

 

 

SACRED SPACE ON CAMPUS

Chapel/Prayer Room is open all day and is a place for reflection or if you just want to get away and give yourself space in a peaceful environment –why not drop in? Please feel free to come here and reflect peacefully.  

 

Chapel/Prayer Room (Room D155): Mass is celebrated Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8.40 am during the academic year. 

 

 

CIT CHAPLAINCY MISSION STATEMENT

The Chaplaincy at Cork Institute of Technology is a dynamic presence which seeks to:

  • Accompany students and staff on their life journey;
  • Offer a listening ear in a safe and welcoming environment;
  • Enable opportunities for Spiritual development, meaningful worship and celebration;
  • Provide an empathic service to each other and to the wider community.

 

 

CHAPLAINCY LOGO       

The fingerprint is representative of the individual student; their uniqueness as people, and of their problems. It is constructed with independent lines, these are the various departments, organisations and groups that together form the community of CIT. At the centre of the fingerprint motif is a fish; the initial symbol of Christianity. The motif is linked to the text through the letter 'l' creating a new image - a tree- representing nurturing and growth.
 

 

CIT Chaplaincy “Being there in moments that matter”