School Liturgical Resources

From time to time teachers share copies of year Masses and also Whole school Masses and Celebrations.

We are often asked for examples of these.  It is great to have some resources on paper to work with.

Why re-invent the wheel ?

School Mass from St Killians Community School Ardee. (Thanks Sean)

1st Year Mass Ardee

St Joseph’s Grammar  (Catherine)

Mass for the beginning of the New Academic Year

Retirement Mass  (Member of staff)

Mass for Retirement



Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time.

Resources are available for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. Material for 2018 was produced in the Caribbean and uses Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of the Week of Prayer

That All May Be Free







Caring for Creation

Mgr Jim sent this today. Many RE Teachers are looking at Creation just about now.
On today’s Feast of St Francis of Assisi how appropriate to look again at the wonders of God’s Creation.
We commit ourseves again to look after our world with a deep sense of justice and care.
Download this page of “Ideas”
Newsletter from the Eco Congregation

CSW 18

CSW 18 
Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families
From 21-26 August 2018, families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. This event presents a special opportunity for school families to not only celebrate the fact that parents are the primary educators of their children, but also the vital role that Catholic schools play in assisting parents in their duty to raise their children.
In partnership with World Meeting of Families 2018, the Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee has developed a one year catechetical programme for Catholic primary and post-primary schools. The theme for this programme is Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families. The programme invites Catholic schools to reflect on and to celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish through participation in four sub-themed catechetical moments.  Catholic Schools Week 2018 will run in the same format as previous years but there is one important distinction. In 2018, Catholic Schools Week will be the high point of the primary and post-primary school catechetical programme.   The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2018 is Catholic Schools: Families of Faith.  As usual, School Resources will be made available in due course via:


Download the attached pdf file with details of the way this theme has been chosen for CSW 18

PP_CSW18_MOne_JuniorCycle  ( Key Stage 3 N Irl)

PP_CSW18_MOne_Senior Cycle   ( Key Stage 4 N Irl)







Keeping you all in the picture  🎇


CCEA have posted details of their in-service event for A2 Religious Studies through Eventbrite on their website. It is on the 5th October in Newry Banqueting & Conference Centre on the Mall and each teacher needs to book their place.

There is also a support meeting on Tuesday 3rd October in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown 12.30-3.30PM too.


Follow the link below:

TEACHERS ……  you need to get booking!





The Messenger magazine has a monthly resource for religious education teachers.  Most Parish Churches have copies for sale.

Each issue offers resources on a different topic.  The August issue has its focus on the Sacraments.

To view this donload the attached pdf.

RELINK August 17

Visit their page using this link

There is a library of all the past relink resources available there to consult in planning lessons.



The National Religious Education Congress has now become an annual event. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for religious educators to come together to find inspiration for their work and to avail of the opportunity for personal renewal and growth.

The Congress, organised by a voluntary committee, is a not-for-profit event. This year the members of the committee are Vivek da Silva (Chairperson), Patricia O’Sullivan, Maura Hyland, Brendan O’Regan, Fr Turlough Baxter, Ciaran Coll, Anna Maloney, Pamela McLoughlin and Sr Patricia Lynott.

This year’s Congress will take place on Saturday, 7 October 2017 at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

The theme for the Congress is Voices that Challenge. We live in a society that is increasingly pluralistic and diverse. It is diverse in its social values, religious beliefs, political affiliations and cultural ethnicity. It is in this context that there is, in Ireland today, a robust debate about the nature of Religious Education, and in particular about its place in schools.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr Leonardo Franchi from the University of Glasgow. He will address the topic Religious Education and Intercultural Dialogue in the Contemporary Church.

There will be a number of workshops that will focus on the concerns of both primary and post-primary teachers. The workshop presenters are Dr Leonardo Franchi, Ms Kate Liffey, Ms Maura Hyland, Mr Steve Warner, Sr Bernadette Purcell, Dr Patricia Kieran, Ms Brenda Drumm and Br Richard Hendrick.


Download full details and booking form below


Voices that challenge



New Resources for Religious Education from the group LOVING SISTER EARTH


The season of creation takes place between the World Day of Prayer for Creation on September 1st and the Feast of St. Francis, October 4th.  Thousands of Christians will be coming together around the world to pray and care for creation. Maybe you could bring together your school community to pray for creation?

Below is a service for a formal church setting. For other purposes you may wish to shorten this one or adapt it to suit your circumstances.




Hopefully, you will pray this Prayer for Creation in your school over the coming weeks.


God of the universe,

We thank you for your many good gifts –

For the beauty of creation and its rich and varied fruits,

For clean water and fresh air, for food and shelter, animals and plants.

Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth’s resources for granted.

Transform our hearts and minds so that we will care for our earth and shares its resources.

Help us to touch the earth with gentleness and with love, respecting all living things.

We pray for all those who suffer as a result of our waste, greed and indifference.

Help us to respect the rights of all people and all species.

And help us to willingly share your gifts today and always.