The course ‘Creating and Animating Prayer Spaces‘, formed in collaboration between Spiritual Development in Schools and the Pastoral Formation Institute, is designed to equip the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to create and run a prayer space in a given setting. The setting of the prayer spaces can be a school, youth centre, parish hall, workplace, open-plan area, or outdoor space.

The course offers participants the opportunity to grow in their connectedness with themselves, others, the world, and God through the prayer spaces experience.

It enables the participants to accompany others and explore their faith, spirituality, and life’s big questions in a safe, creative, and interactive way. 

This helped the participants better understand the shift from living merely to functioning, fulfilling demands and expectations, and leading a more meaningful life.

It also invites the participants to become aware that relationships are strengthened when one takes the time to appreciate and reflect upon them.

6 sessions over 3 weeks

The course is delivered over 18 contact hours over three weeks in November and December 2024.

DateSession Title
Monday18.11.2024Introduction to Prayer
Wednesday20.11.2024The Values of Prayer Spaces
Monday25.11.2024The Purpose of Prayer Spaces and Prayer Spaces Theology
Wednesday27.11.2024Preparing for the setting of Prayer Spaces
Monday02.12.2024Creating Prayer Activities
Wednesday04.12.2024Recruiting and training a prayer space team, running a Prayer Space and follow up

Dates, Venues and other information

Students who complete this course can apply for the Get Qualified Scheme, enabling them to benefit from a tax credit of 70% of the costs incurred (i.e. €87.50 will be refunded for this course).

For further information or to register for the Creating and Animating Prayer Spaces course, please click the button below or contact Rev Fr Reuben Gauci, Spiritual Development in Schools coordinator.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are planned for this programme. If you're interested, get in touch.