In 2008 four members of the Alpha Board invited interested people to join and pray for a spirit filled revival in the Catholic Church. Four weeks later we were moved by the Holy Spirit to form a community and in May 2009 we called ourselves New Springtime Community and chose the buttercup, a symbol of springtime as our logo.

Our Mission

New Springtime is a community who actively respond to the great commission of Jesus and the Catholic Church’s call for a New Evangelisation.

We do this through gatherings, teachings, prayer, worship and courses. We will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, engage in evangelisation ourselves, as well as teaching, training and equipping others who also desire to evangelise those who have not yet developed an intimate personal relations with Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

Our Values

Fostering unity of mind and heart and resolving conflicts as soon as they arise

Rooting our activities in the word of God, regular periods of personal and communal prayer, faith sharing and celebration of the Eucharist

Accepting into the community, members of other churches who share our vision

Being willing to contribute, according to our ability, to the financial needs of the community

Cooperating with the local church, especially with bishops, priests and other religious leaders.

Our Method

Provide our own members with appropriate training in various aspects of the new evangelisation

Contribute to the formation of clergy – with a view to facilitating effective evangelisation in their parishes

Put on practical courses that will teach lay people about the nature, motives and means of engaging in the new evangelisation

Conduct an annual Summer School

Conduct research that would progress the new evangelisation – and publish written and electronic resource materials

Encourage intercessors to pray on our behalf that we maybe delivered from all evil and empowered to proclaim the Good News effectively.Fostering unity of mind and heart and resolving conflicts as soon as they arise

Our Community Leaders

Fr. Pat Collins
Fr. Pat CollinsSpiritual Director
Fr. Pat Collins is an Irish Vincentian priest based in Dublin. He is a preacher, conference speaker and author of many books and articles on spirituality and evangelisation. Fr Collins is a founder member of the New Springtime Community.
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Don Fagan
Don FaganCommunity Leader
Don Fagan is has taken up the role of Community Leader. He is also involved in Divine Mercy Ireland.
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</br>Una Toher

Una Toher
Intercessory Prayer Leader
Una is the leader of our Intercessory Prayer team, who meet regularly to pray protection for our members and our work.
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</br></br>Michael Rigney

Michael Rigney
Leadership Team
Michael is the former Community Leader, and after taking a break has returned to the Leadership team. He is a Worship leader
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Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me