On the 28th March, friends and colleagues past and present came together to celebrate Chrissie’s contribution to helping others throughout her working life as we marked the retirement of Chrissie Moran Head of Catholic Care’s School and Family Social Work Service. Chrissie joined Catholic Care in 2002 and on becoming Service Manager in 2007 she became an influential force in the Senior Management Team of the Charity. Chrissie has contributed a huge amount both to the service and the Charity over the past 15 years; colleagues from across the diocese came to thank Chrissie for her dedication, commitment and contribution.
Colleagues and friends joined Chrissie and her family at the little Sisters of the Poor Mount St Joseph’s for an evening to remember. Father Eamon McGeough kindly joined us to celebrate Mass and to recount his memories of working with Chrissie. Following the service guests enjoyed a superb buffet supper with entertainment and speeches in the main hall.
Colleagues from across Chrissies career gave speeches to mark this special event in a “This is your Life” style. We heard about some of Chrissies time in the police force along with her role as an educational welfare officer. A number of head teachers and school staff from current schools receiving the service talked about Chrissie’s care and commitment to children, families and school staff.
Carol Hill, Director of Catholic Care, concluded the speeches by thanking Chrissie most sincerely on behalf of herself, the Trustees and all her colleagues at Catholic Care for her fantastic contribution over the last 15 years.
An emotional Chrissie ended the evening by thanking everyone for attending and talking about the importance of her time at Catholic Care. She said that it had been a privilege to lead such a talented and committed team and to support children, young people and families across the diocese.