Faith Development Team

Faith Development Officer

connorConor McCarthy

Conor joined the team in November 2013. He is a past-pupil of Rathmore Grammar School and studied Mechanical Engineering at Queens University Belfast. He is originally from St Anne’s Parish in Dunmurry but now is part of Christ the Redeemer Parish Lagmore where he is an active parish member. Conor is a keen musician playing piano in the Lagmore folk group and guitar in other folk groups. He has been involved in faith based Youth Ministry in local parishes and youth groups for over 8 years and has spent a year working in Alton Castle Catholic Retreat Centre in England.


meeDeclan Byrne

Declan also took a position on the team in November 2013. He is originally from Co. Armagh but has lived and worked in Belfast for the last number of years. After completing an degree in Religious Education, Declan pursued a career in youth ministry having worked on the Clonard Youth Ministry Team for three years. He gets great energy from working with young people and is passionate about providing young people with a positive experience of Church. His interests are Gaelic Football, Hurling and music.