The Chaplain’s door is always open for anyone who needs to talk. Conversation can be a tool to help discover and overcome difficult times. Whatever the topic, the Chaplain will always be there for those conversations. Depending on your needs, the Chaplain can help you source and reach out to additional supports if they are needed.
Part of life in university is sharing in the faith community that is our fellow students and staff. The Chaplain can help you integrate into these communities. Chaplaincy is always keen to get to know the vast arrays of groups on campus but above all, it’s in our contact and interaction together that we can create a strong community. It is this community that can be a real source of strength and nourishment as you journey through life on campus.
“As I have loved you, so you must love one another”. These words of faith inspire us to care and respect one another. Sharing in concern for others in need within society, the environment, themes under social justice including human rights is part of the role of Chaplaincy. Chaplaincy is here to nourish and facilitate this compassion and we encourage you to not only feel concern but take action where possible on campus within various societies and acts of charity.
Life at university brings many questions around life. For many of us it’s the first time away from home and our ideas on life, faith and meaning can be awakened properly for the first time. Chaplaincy offers you a safe space to explore these ideas and ask those questions whatever they are. The Chaplain does not have the answers but can journey with you while you come to your own conclusions.
Chaplaincy is part of the Student Services team. Chaplaincy is here to support students as they journey through university life in a number of different ways:A non-judgemntal listening ear to talk to throughout the year
- Support in times of bereavement and personal difficulty
- Help in dealing with study issues and exam pressures
- Pastoral Counselling - Helping you understand your own journey as a person
- General information and referral to other services on campus such as the Student Budgeting, Sport, Health Centre and Counselling
- Links with groups and organisations off campus such as Aware, Samaritans, Jigsaw, St Vincent de Paul and Pieta House
- Faith / Spiritual conversation and exploration
- Accompaniment at happy moments - graduations, campus celebrations
- Personal enrichment and reflection opportunities such as Yoga / Meditation Classes & Retreats
- Support for the many Clubs and Societies on campus which are run by students for students
The position of Chaplain is currently vacant.
Please check Student Services website for details of supports available.
Our 'Quiet Room' in the Arts Building is 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 to switch off and find some busy within a busy campus.
New extended opening times for the Quiet Room are 8am to 8pm.
Please note it is a silence space and we ask that you respect that silence.
We also ask that you do not eat or drink in the room also.
Local Religious Contacts
|St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maynooth.
Fr. Frank Mc Evoy
Ph: 01 6286220
Email: email@example.com Salesians Ireland
St. Catherine's House, North Campus, Maynooth University
Fr. Cyril Odia
Ph: 01 6275060
|St. Mary's Church of Ireland
Rev. Eugene Griffin
Ph: 01 8253288
Maynooth Community Church
Pastor - Keith Mc Crory
Ph: 086 8530096
|Redeemed Christian Church of God - RCCG
Pastor - Matthew Agboola
Dispensary Road, Lucan
Rev. Tawanda Sungai
Dublin Buddhist Centre
Ph: 01 8178933
Chabad Lubavitch of Ireland
Rabbi Zalman S.Lent
Ph: 01 4064818
Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Dublin 14.
Ph: 01 2080000
Faith Groups on Campus
*To connect with any faith group not listed here, please contact Chaplaincy at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to link you in with as local a contact/group as possible.
Useful University Contacts
Useful Support Contacts
1800 247 247 (24hrs or Text HELP to 51444)
Confidential, non-judgemental support – 24hours a day
Freephone 116 123
Aware helps people affected by depression.
Aware helpline: 1800 80 48 48 (10am-10pm)
01 842 0700
Dedicated listening service for the LGBT community
1890 929 539
JIGSAW Clondalkin - 01 538 0087
JIGSAW Dublin City - 01 658 3070
|Text about it:
Text MU to 50808
24/7 text support