About Our Parish
"Our Parish strives to create a positive and caring community for the people of Swords, one that engages all ages and nationalities in providing support to each other, in an environment enriched by deepening faith, and drawing on more effective Parish structures and resources."
The Parish Council has adopted a strategic plan which encompasses many different strands and activities in support of our Parish Vision for the future. Through its seven sub-committees a balanced program of work is systematically progressing, focusing equally in spiritual and practical areas.
Our spiritual and community support efforts have resulted in the introduction of a Family Mass programme, the establishment of new Parish Child Protection processes, increased focus on the visitation of parishioners who are unwell, and a Christmas presence of our Folk Group in the Pavillions Shopping Centre. Also, a Liturgy Committee, which assists the priests in developing Services for special occasions, has been added alongside the Parish Council.
A Progressive Parish
On the practical side in 2006 we re-established a Parish Office, introduced a new Parish Logo, strengthened our Finance Committee, and took ownership of adjoining properties in North Street to begin work on a Parish Centre which is intended to become a vibrant part of our community and be our legacy to future generations. Since then, the location has been changed to the site of the Parochial House on Seatown Road (See Parish Projects page for more details). In addition, we have completed a Parish Canvass, have created an initial register of skills in the Parish, and progressed a number of small improvement works in the chapel.
The aim of our National Schools is to provide a caring, learning environment which facilitates the nurturing of each pupil's full educational potential. The achievement of this aim includes religious instruction where children can obtain the Sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
St.Colmcille’s Girls’ National School is a welcoming and inclusive community under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin.
As a Catholic school in partnership with parents, teachers and parish, we seek to create a community inspired by Gospel values which are enshrined in all school policies.
The aim of our school is to provide a caring, learning environment which facilitates the nurturing of each pupil's full educational potential. The achievement of this aim informs all of the planning processes and activities which occur in our school.
Teachers and parents are partners in the children's education, with co-operation and communication between home and school being vital ingredients in the educational process. We share the same aim - the well-being of the children in our care.
Scoil an Duinnínigh was established in 1986 as an Irish-language medium primary school under the patronage of the Archbishop, in a pre-fabricated classroom in Pobal Scoil Íosa, Malahide, with 1 teacher and 14 children. Scoil an Duinnínigh has gone from strength to strength and is now permanently established in Drynam, Swords.
Is é an mana atá ag ár scoil ná:
‘Mol an Óige agus Tiocfaidh sí’
Our school motto is:
‘Praise the youth and they will blossom