SAY SOMETHING – AN EASTER REFLECTION
This video is an attempt to look at what may have gone through the minds of Jesus’ disciples (and those nearest to Him) as they saw Him endure the events surrounding His passion and crucifixion. The lyrics from the song, “Say Something” fit perfectly with the idea that may have pleaded with Jesus to just say something and stop it all; to use His divine power to put an end to the whole terrible situation that unfolded.
I love this icon of Patrick which draws on the close links between the Desert Fathers and Mothers in Egypt where Christianity was flourishing after the dispersion of the Jewish People by Titus. The Sinai Desert became the cradle of Christianity and the disciples who came there to seek God in solitude gave rise to what was later to be known as monasticism. As all this was happening Patrick came to Ireland as a slave and later returned as a Christian Bishop to minister to the Irish. Later disciples of Patrick founded similar monasteries on Skillig and throughout Ireland.
For Teaching Resources on Patrick please check the Archive section on the right for March 2014, March 2013 etc.
Celtic Saints – Patrick Slide Presentation
Profile of St Patrick Page outline of Patrick’s Life
St Patrick – a Reflection A reflection by Fr Martin Coffey CP
Year 9 Drama for St Patrick’s Day Assembly Written by Susan Morgan
St Patrick and Early Christianity 16 page Resource 1982 LRU Stranmillis College.
As we get ready to celebrate this new Lenten journey to the Great events of Holy Week and Easter here are some resources for school discussion and assemblies.
Lenten Resources Booklet 40 Page s for resourcing Lent, Holy Week and Easter
Armagh Stations of the Cross Pdf slides.
ASH WEDNESDAY & LENT IN 2 MINUTES. Good introduction for students.
An-Approach-to-Lent PPT for class discussion.
Stations for Armagh Archdiocese ( 2 page leaflet of stations for personal and group prayer)
Year-group-Reconciliation Service for Lent.
“Wake up the World!” – Pope Francis certainly has a way with words! His now-famous rallying call for the Year of Consecrated Life has reverberated around the globe since he announced that 2015 would be a year of prayer and thanksgiving for women and men who live a vocation to the religious life. ‘I am counting on you to “wake up the world”, he told them.
Read Archbishop Eamon’s Pastoral letter.
Watch this wonderful video about consecrated life today.
Religious telling their stories;
The theme for Catholic School Week 2015 is Catholic Schools: A Call to Serve
Dates for this Year : January 25 – February 1, 2015
Resources for schools will be sent out to all schools during the week of January 5, 2015
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2015: Catholic Schools: A Call to Serve, All involved in Catholic Education are called to reflect on what we understand by service and how we live out the call to serve. We are all called as members of the school community to recall and rediscover the founding values; in other words, education is all embracing of our full personalities and never simply about transmitting simple facts. This year, school communities are encouraged to answer the Call to Serve; for example, by reaching out to those who are most in need in society. Do try to celebrate this in your own school as well as participating in Diocesan Celebrations.
Resources to use and download :
CSW 15 Pdf of Powerpoint for Backdrop in Assemblies.
CSW 15 Powerpoint for Backdrop in Assemblies.
A Call to Serve. ( Armagh Diocesan Celebration )
To celebrate all we do in our great schools we invite all school Principals, school’s Religious Education Co-ordinator, two students and a member of your school general staff to a Celebratory Mass of thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh on Wednesday January 21st at 11.30 am . (Please note change in time from last year please.)
You will be invited on arrival to place a fresh bread baguette in a basket at the entrance to the Cathedral. Also the Planning Group would love if the Confirmation Class and in the case of Secondary Schools the Students Council might collect and donate a gift of £20 in an envelope for use in projects by 4 Religious Orders who will be our special guests that day. This year we especially remember and celebrate those who have consecrated their lives as members of Religious Congregations
Resources have been produced to use with R.E. classes for each of the school days during Catholic Schools Week: See downloads above.
Dundalk Schools celebrate CSW at the Church of the Holy Redeemer.
Greetings all. Am posting some resources for assemblies and also class work during this special season.
Do check out earlier years which we posted on other pages.
Below is a Slide in PPT for a backdrop
Model is Servant Leadership
Through Baptism, we are united to Christ and made sharers in his risen life. As Christians, the way of servant leadership modelled by our Teacher and Lord becomes our own. All that is asked on our part is faithfulness to love of God and neighbour. Drawing strength from our union with Christ through his Church, we serve and lead, while encouraging others to grow and use their gifts for building up the body of believers
Download PDF Liturgy for Class reflection & Worship
After Reading the Word of God from Isaiah watch the video ” Send Me – I’ll go” below
21st March 2015
Drumcree Pastoral Centre
The Conference will focus on the call of Pope Francis
for all of us to be disciples
Fr Michael Drumm & Ms Breda O’ Brien
Download the poster and booking form with timetable
Spiritfest 2015, pdf
Watch this video by Fr Michael Drum