Graduation at St John of God Hospital Stillorgan on 3rd December

final grad

The CPE group from St John of God Hospital with their Director of CPE and Supervisor-in-Training had a very happy celebration when receiveing their CPE Certificates.The CPE Intern student Chaplains join all other recepients of Awards at the Hospitallier Annual Award Ceremony which took place on 3rd December at the Hospitaller Conference Centre Stillorgan Co Dublin, Back row from L-R Seamus Talbot, John Cleere, Deirdre Gallagher and Supervisor-ins-training Raoul Sahouegnon. Front row L-R Catherine Keenan Director of CPE, Sean McIsaac, Gabrielle Jin and Dasan Kuttikkatt. A most enjoyable evening had by all.

Joint Graduation Ceremony for both CPE Centres in Cork

Joint Graduation Ceremony at St Lukes Home for students completing Clinical Pastoral Education at both Cork University Hospital Centre and St. Luke’s Home Education Centre.
Certificates were presented to the students by Ms Mary Owens (Director of Nursing Cork University Hospital) and Bishop Paul Colton (President of St Luke’s Home)

Top Picture:At the presentation of CPE Certificates at St Luke’s Home, Cork were:(Standing, l-r) David O’Brien (CEO, St Luke’s Home), Sr Siobhán Horgan, Fr Brian Conlon, Orla McMahon, Dr Paul Colton (Bishop of Cork and Chairman of the Board of Directors of St Luke’s), the Reverend Sarah Marry, the Reverend Stephen McCann, and Niall Carroll, and (seated l-r) John Walsh, William Locke, and Ms Mary OWens (Director of Nursing, Cork University Hospital


The CUH Four with Canon Daniel Nuzum (standing left) and their CPE supervisor Mary Jo Corcoran (standing right), with Niall Caroll (centre) and seated (l-r) Sr Siobhán Horgan, Fr Brian Conlon and Orla McMahon


The St Luke’s Four with (standing l-r) their CPE Supervisor, Bruce Pierce, William Locke. Sarah Marry and seated (l-r) John Walsh and Steve McCann


New Member to ACPE(Ireland)

ACPE(Ireland) is delighted to welcome Rev Don Gamble as a representative of Chaplaincy in Northern Ireland. As a body we value the three year commitment of various representatives coming from the worlds of pastoral ministry and education


Visit of Swedish Chaplains to CPE Centre at Cork University Hospital


the CPE Centre at Cork University Hospital was delighted to welcome some Swedish hospital chaplains to Cork University Hospital on 9th October.
A great opportunity to share insights and practice and training.

Photo shows L-R
Gunilla Aquilon Elmqvist, Daniel Biel Mary Jo Corcoran (Director CPE, Cork University Hospital) and Sven Roestin from the hospital of Kristianstad

New Representatives Joining ACPE (Ireland)

ACPE(Ireland) is delighted to welcome a number of new members in the coming weeks

Representing the profession of chaplaincy we welcome Fr Brian Gough, Coordinating Chaplain at St.James Hospital, Dublingough

Representing the world of Third Level Education we welcome Fr Martin McAlinden Director of Pastoral Theology Maynooth College

We also warmly welcome as member Mrs Mary Sugrue who has been an integral part of ACPE(Ireland) as Administrator. Mary though retired from that important role will continue to bring her experience to enhance the work of ACPE(Ireland)

We also formally welcome our new Administrator Mrs Danielle Browne who brings a wealth of experience in healthcare chaplaincy administration