Since the foundation of our congregation in 1815, one of the noticeable features in relation to our ministries has been their extraordinary range and variety. This is particularly so in the area of pastoral and social ministries. This area of work is varied and multifaceted – it involves many aspects of parish work and pastoral care, prayer ministry, sacramental programmes, interfaith groups, counselling services, prison ministry, ministry to people with addictions, work with refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, outreach programmes to the sick and housebound, and much more.
Traditionally many of the works we were engaged with were catergoised under the three broad headings of Health, Education, and Pastoral but yet within these, often apparent rigid systems, we have consistently pioneered new services and new ways forward on behalf of people who are poor. All of the work we are engaged in is made possible by the commitment, collaboration, involvement and dedication of our colleagues who work with us and for us.
Some new areas of work in recent years include Open Heart House, The Oasis Centre, and the Mary Aikenhead Day Centre.