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.

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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: http://www.cath
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)




Moment Two
Families of Faith
(Catholic Schools Week 2018)
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 year-long catechetical programme. The resources
for Catholic Schools Week 2018 aim to encourage
Catholic school communities to reflect on the fact that
our school family is a ‘family of families’. As in previous
years, each day of Catholic Schools Week 2018 has a
theme and a correlating resource for either junior or
senior cycle: Monday: Our Family at Home; Tuesday:
Our School Family; Wednesday: Intergeneration
Education; Thursday: Our Parish Family; Friday: Our
World Family.

PP_CSW18_MTwo_JMonday      Junior or KS3

PP_CSW18_MTwo_JTuesday      Junior or KS3

PP_CSW18_MTwo_SWed             Senior  0r KS4

PP_CSW18_MTwo_JThursd         Junior or KS3

PP_CSW18_MTwo_SFriday         Senior or KS4






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   http://relink.messenger.ie/

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