Our Core Team
Maura Murphy, is originally from Ennistymon, Co Clare. She comes from a family of seven and after finishing secondary school she pursued studies in Theology and Business Studies in St Patricks College, Maynooth. She has over twelve years experience of working with young people and enabling them to become the person they have been created to be. Her background to date includes leading a national secondary school retreat team for Youth 2000 Ireland, Spirit Radio, Catholic Comment founding member, frequent Speaker at Conferences, ongoing work in the area of evangelisation, formation and mission, Youth Ministry Director for her home Diocese, the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, and prior to Holy Family Mission she worked for the Diocese of Derry. She is married to Jonathan and feels privileged to be Mission Director for this new work in the Lord and is happy to be back in lovely Munster!
Patrick is a native of Scotland, and has been a full-time missionary and evangelist for nearly 15 years. He has been actively involved in youth ministry and family faith formation throughout this time, working with many groups and youth organisations such as Youth 2000, Youth 4 Truth, Cana Ireland and Spirit Radio, as well as ministering at a parish and diocesan level. Patrick has much experience leading retreats and is a well seasoned Catholic speaker.
Patrick’s background is in Performing Arts, and Media, and he uses these gifts in Holy Family Mission, in encouraging others to become missionaries. Patrick is married to Paula and they live at Holy Family Mission with their 7 beautiful children.
Fr. Patrick Cahill
Fr. Patrick Cahill from Thurles, Co. Tipperary is a priest of the Work of Jesus the High Priest who has been ministering as a missionary priest in Ireland and Italy since his ordination in 2009. He has a passion for youth ministry and thoroughly enjoys his position as chaplain to two schools in Carrick-on-Suir. He has been involved in Youth 2000 for over a decade now and was National Spiritual Advisor from 2016 to 2019. His youth-friendly yet clear approach to teaching the faith has made him a regular at Youth 2000 events and a busy retreat leader in parishes and schools throughout the country. As one of the founding members of Holy Family Mission he is delighted to have the possibility to work more intensely with the gifts of young people and help them to discover the hidden treasure of faith within them.