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Chaplaincy

 

 

Word of Welcome

Chaplaincy is a dynamic presence at MTU recognising and responding to the pastoral and spiritual needs of students and staff. An "Open Door" policy exists to enable students to feel welcome and to seek support, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. Chaplaincy/Student Support team work in close co-operation with the student support services in the university campus.

 

Chaplain                                               Coordinator of Pastoral Care                  Info Desk                                           

Dr Dave McAuliffe                                 Edel Kelly                                                E: chaplaincy@cit.ie            
E: dave.mcauliffe@cit.ie                       E: edel.kelly@cit.ie                                  T: (021) 433 5060
T: (021) 433 5754                                  T:(021) 433 5756                                                                                     Chaplaincy logo

The Chaplaincy offices are located in the Bishopstown Campus on D-Corridor (D151) and on the 1st Floor Student Centre, Balcony Corridor and are open daily from 8.30am-5.00pm. You can be assured that if you are experiencing stress or pressure of any nature during your time at college that we are here for you. Issues of concern can be discussed in complete confidence.

Chaplaincy is a dynamic presence at MTU recognising and responding to the pastoral and spiritual needs of students and staff. The Student Support Team comprises a group of graduate students and work alongside a full-time professional Pastoral Care Team. While maintaining a College wide presence and perspective they:

  • Invite students and staff to liturgical celebrations, retreats and to opportunities for spiritual nourishment and expression;
  • Provide a range of Community Building Projects including: an Information Desk, a weekly Institute newsletter (What’s On) and organise charity events
  • Respond to, intervene and are present at times of trauma, crisis, illness and bereavement;
  • Offer a pastoral counselling bridge to, and support for professional counselling;

Sacred Space on Campus

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

The Information Desk

T: 021-433 5060

The 'Info Desk' as it is better known, which is located at the top of the canteen, is staffed by the Student Support Team and open from 8.30am to 4.30pm. This central location proves to be a popular resource centre and a meeting place for the students of the University. A comprehensive service is provided which is capable of dealing with a broad spectrum of inquiries ranging from "Where/What/Who/When is...? (questions), bus timetables, passport and Driving License forms to name but a few.

"What's On"

The "What's On" booklet is a FREE weekly guide to what's on in the University for students to get involved in. It is available from the Info Desk each Monday morning.

Prayer/Reflection

Patience is the most beautiful prayer' (Indian Proverb)

Let nothing ever disturb you,
Nothing affright you;
All things are passing,
God never changes.
Patient endurance
Attains to all things;
Who God possesses in nothing is wanting:
Alone God suffices. (St Teresa of Avila)

'Prayers go up and blessings come down' (Yiddish Proverb)

The Chaplaincy Logo

A fingerprint forms the core image or motif of the logo. The fingerprint is representative of the individual student. Their uniqueness as people, and of their problems. The fingerprint is constructed with independent lines, that when viewed collectively actually make-up the fingerprint. These are the various departments, organisations and groups that together form the community of MTU, which directly and indirectly influence and change individual students.

At the centre of the fingerprint motif is a fish. This was the initial symbol of Christianity. It underlines the spirituality associated with, and emanating from CSS. The motif is linked to the text through the letter 'l'. The ascender of this letter is extended to meet the fingerprint, thus creating a new image - a tree- representing nurturing and growth.

This profound trinity of symbols within symbols illustrates the multifaceted tasks CSS undertakes on a daily basis.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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”

 


 

 

 

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