Our Faith Community
“Life to the Full” John 10:10.
Maynooth College, in the best of the Catholic tradition, welcomes and celebrates people of all faiths and none. You will find support from our chaplaincy team and encourage students and staff to take part in faith and belief activities in the communities around our campuses. This dedicated section is to support you on your faith journey.
Chaplaincy is a drop-in, open door service provided year round for all students of Maynooth University and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. The Chaplain is part of the wider Student Support Services team and can provide a link to other services available to students.
The Chaplain is here for students in a number of ways. Chaplaincy provides a supportive, non-judgemental ear to all students of all faiths and none. Chaplaincy offers conversation, support, and companionship through your time in University and offers a safe space to explore spirituality and faith.
It’s important to acknowledge that at times during your journey through University, all you need is someone to talk to.
Above all, the Chaplaincy service is there for you no matter the topic or time, just drop in and say hi or have a chat. If we can’t help, we know someone who can.
The Chaplain is located in Room 49 in the Arts Block on the North Campus and is available Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm all year round.
You can also email Chaplaincy at Chaplaincy@mu.ie or Call the Chaplain on (01)7083469 or by mobile on (087)1482196
Follow us on Facebook @MUChaplaincy or on Twitter @MU_Chaplaincy
- Rev. Janice Aiton (Church of Ireland)
- Rev. Andrew Dougherty (Methodist)
- Rev. Keith McCrory (Presbyterian)
- Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- Jewish Community Office
- Islamic Cultural Centre
- Dublin Buddhist Centre
Julie Gunning, the Support Advisor is available in Room 49, Arts Building from 10.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Thursday and 10.00am to 12.30pm Friday.
So much of Pastoral Care is about being around campus, meeting and greeting, joining in the banter and offering support to students and staff in any way we can. We are here with a listening ear for you, offering:
- Friendship, support and a listening ear
- Accompaniment at happy moments, - graduations, campus celebrations and family/personal events
- Support in times of bereavement and personal difficulty
- Help in dealing with study issues and exam pressures
- Pastoral counselling - help with growing and developing as a person
- General information and referral to other services on campus such as the Academic Advisory Office, Medical Centre and Counselling
- Links with groups and organisations off campus such as Aware, Samaritans, and Cura
- Help in developing your spiritual side through spiritual counselling, assistance with prayer and meditation
- Personal enrichment and reflection opportunities such as weekend retreats
- Support for the many Clubs and Societies on campus which are run by students for students.
You are very welcome to join our community for celebration of Mass every day during academic term.
Monday to Friday: 12.05pm in St. Mary's Oratory, South Campus, during term time
Sunday Mass with the Seminary Community: 9:30am in St. Mary's Oratory, South Campus, during term time.
Daily Eucharist is a prayerful and communal experience, presided over, for the most part, by Fr. Danny Murphy, the Centre's Director. There is music and song every day under the direction of Sr. Moira Bergin.
St Mary's Catholic Church, Maynooth
Monday to Friday: 8am and 10am
First Friday: 8:00am and 10:00am
Saturday: 10am and 7pm (Folk Group – every second week )
Sunday: 8:45am, 10:00am (Family Mass), 10am (Ladychapel with Adult Choir), 11:30am (Church Adult Choir), 1:00pm and 6:00pm (Maynooth Gospel Choir – first Sunday of every month)
Holy Days: Vigil 7:00pm, 8:00am, 10:00am and 7:00pm, Ladychapel: Working Holy Day 8pm
Lent: Ash Wednesday & throughout Lent – 8:00am, 10:00am & 7:30pm
St Mary's Church of Ireland Services
St. Mary's, Maynooth, Sunday Service, 11.30am
First Wednesday of Month Eucharist 10:30am
Maynooth Community Church
Sundays 10:30am Maynooth Post Primary School
The Quiet Room
Our 'Quiet Room' in the Arts Buildingis a 'haven' for students who desire a place to go for some quiet time. Turn right on entering the Arts Block from the Hume Building side, and the Quiet Room is straight in front of you at the end of the corridor. Drop in any time and savor the peace. All are welcome to use this space so as to get away from it all!
There is a Book of Intentions in the Quiet Room. Feel very welcome to write in a prayer or a refection when you visit.
There are also mandalas for you to enjoy a spot of creative colouring as part of your meditation.
New extended opening times for the Quiet Room are 8am to 8pm.
Please note it is a silence space and we ask you to please not eat while in the Quiet Room.