ADVENT starts next week. Another liturgical year has passed and now we get ready to welcome the Christ Child once more.
This is a dark time of year. Many find the darkness oppressive and hard to cope with. I suspect many who instal Christmas lights so early are people who struggle with darkness. As we prepare for the arrival of Christ Out Light we ask for help to cope with the short days and the long nights. This wee song may help ….
Attached below some resources for you to use in school.
Advent – The Waiting Time
Advent Journey Powerpoint slide show.
Advent Reconciliation Service
Penitential Service for Advent
Advent Sunday Gospel reflection Yr C
Advent speaks to the power of smallness
Christmas Carol Service
The Best Gift
The Birth of Jesus Christ
The Twelve days of Christmas
Happy Birthday Jesus
Practical ways to celebrate Christmas
Bambinelli Sunday, Blessing the Christ Child
Bambinelli Information Sheet – final
Community Carol Service Booklet Rev
“Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Own Catholic School”
Each year Catholic Schools Week provides Catholic school communities with an important opportunity to celebrate ‘who they are’ and ‘what they do’. Catholic Schools Week 2019 aims to achieve this in a more meaningful way by placing each local Catholic school at the centre our celebrations. This year the theme for Catholic Schools Week 2019 is ‘Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Own Catholic School’ and we invite Catholic schools to reflect on and celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish through participation in two catechetical moments
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ARCHDIOCESE OF ARMAGH 2019
Catholic Schools Week 2019 runs from Sunday, 27 January to Sunday, 3 February.
The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools.
The launch of Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Armagh will take place as follows:
Date Time Venue
Tuesday 22nd January 11.00 am Church of St John the Baptist, Drumcree, Portadown
Thursday 24 January 12.30pm Church of the Holy Redeemer, Ard Easmuin, Dundalk
This year’s poster / flyer CSW_Flier_A4_2019
November Post Primary Moment 1 Remembering our Dead
National Resources for 2019
Day 1. LIVING TRADITION. pp_day 1 (Pdf Download)
Day 2. Welcoming Diversity. pp_day 2 (Pdf Download)
Day 3. Inter GenerationalEducation pp_day3 (Pdf Download)
Day 4. Serving Communities pp_day 4 ( Pdf Download)
Day 5 Supporting Faith pp_day 5 (Pdf Download)
BOM/BOG Reflection pp_bom (Pdf Download)
Staff Reflection pp_staff to staff
If you need these files in Irish you can access them on