Greetings dear Friends.  Given the circumstances we find ourselves in I am postponing our planned Annual Gathering of the Rel Ed Community.  I do so with great sadness.  I just cherish that special Day and love seeing you all together.  I imagine this coming Academic year starting in September will be a very strange time.  Students will be coming at different times and days with learning at home to facilitate safety within the school environment   Our planned day will be something to return to whenever we get settled back into a new way of being school communities.  I will discern a time when we have coped with the stress and changes that will have to take place.  Can I urge you to try your best to get a good rest when school ends.  The weather has been such a blessing so far.  I hope you will get time to chill and recharge.  Do continue to watch out, be careful and remain safe and well.  God bless and love you all.   Declan

This year our Annual Religious Education Teacher Community will meet on Tuesday 23rd June in St John the Baptist College, Drumcree, Portadown.

This Annual Gathering has proved to be very successful in helping to meet the personal, spiritual and professional needs of teachers of Religious Education in our Archdiocese.  It also affords an opportunity for RE teachers and HODs to build networks for support and to exchange ideas and resources.  Being part of this community helps build a strong sense of support, belonging and identity.  We hope to commence at 9.45 am with Taize Lectio based Morning Prayer,

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Annual RE Community Day 2020

Reply slip 2020

Our Annual Armagh Community Day Programme

  1. 45 am           Arrival & registration    (Declan )
  1. 00 am          Taize Lectio Morning Prayer   (Declan)
  1. 40 am           Coffee break

11.00  am            “Living the Gospel as RE Teachers”     Mrs Joan McCombe

12,15. pm             Pure in Heart      Marie Cummins and team

1.00 pm                Lunch break    (Light Lunch Provided)

1.50 pm               Sharing resources and issues.

( Bring 15 copies of one resource you used and found good )

2.10 pm            “ The Fifth Gospel  –  Learning from the  Holy Land itself ”

. Fr Paul Clayton Lee.

3.30 pm               Evaluation and Closure.


I really hope as many of you as possible will come along.

I realise the Co Louth schools will be on Summer Holiday by then but maybe a few may make it north to join us all.


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