SPIRITFEST 2015

                                                          SpiritFest 2015

                                                            21st March 2015

                                                     Drumcree Pastoral Centre

                                                                Portadown

                                                              

                                                        “Disciples Together”

                              The Conference will focus on the call of Pope Francis 

                                                    for all of us to be disciples

                                                           Keynote Speakers

                                        Fr Michael Drumm & Ms Breda O’ Brien

                             Download the poster and booking form with timetable

Spiritfest 2015, pdf

PEOPLE OF FAITH AND SOME FAITH STORIES

PEOPLE OF FAITH:

Some resources about people who chose to really live as disciples of Jesus, living a life of service and witness.

1. St Oliver Plunkett  Archbishop of Armagh.

2.  Dean Brian Mc Gurk (Maguirc)  St Oliver Plunkett’s right hand man.

Download this Ppt on his life and ministry

Dean Brian Maguirc

SOME PROFILES of PEOPLE OF FAITH:

1.Thomas Merton

2.  Mother Teresa

3.  Edith Stein

Carmelite sister, Saint Edith Stein, was a born into an practicing Jewish family. However, by her mid teens, she became an atheist.  On January 1, 1922, Edith Stein was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. She became a Carmelite Nun.
Sr Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Edith Stein was arrested in 1942 and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp where she died in a gas chamber.
On May 1, 1987, Edith was beatified as a martyr by Pope John Paul II and then canonized on October 11, 1998.

4.  St Pope JOHN XXIII

St Pio  (Padre Pio)  Feast 23rd September.

We pray to have their courage and to ask God to open our eyes to new possibilities.

Open my eyes and ears

The Station

Back to School RESOURCES – New Academic Year

Welcome back after the summer hols. Hope you had great rest and feel re-energized again.

Some resources to help introduce the year to students:

Ephesians 5  “Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.”  

Look at the Jim Carey Film “Yes Man”  Clip here below  or read from section of the original book “Yes Man” by Danny Wallace.  This will give rise to a very positive approach to the new year. Carpe Diem …Sieze the Day !!

Download:

Assembly Beginning of the School Year

Staff Prayer A New School Year

New Beginnings

TEACHERS MORNING PRAYER

Prayer for Students 14

The Road ahead

THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY … Donna

Sample Mass for the beginning of the New Academic Year

October and Mary

Full mysteries of the Rosary to colour

The Rosary PPT.

The month of Most Holy Rosary

Holy Week and Easter 2014

Holy week begins on Palm Sunday April 14th.  Holy Thursday is April 17th, Good Friday April 18th and Easter Sunday April 20th.

Some resources :

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday ….

Holy Week School Prayer Service

Passion Sunday Assembly – Service     (Susan)

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

THE DONKEY Palm Sunday

Holy Thursday :
Good Friday & Stations of the Cross…
Applying the Stations of the Cross to our lives …. see

by tara nicholetts on 14 March 2013

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STATIONS of the Cross

stations quiz

Laid in the Tomb

New Again – Passion of the Christ – Brad Paisley – Sara Evans

 

Other Resources:

Prayer in front of the Shroud

Sacrifice in life 2 stories

How to Make a Good Confession

Ash Wednesday Lesson Plan

 

 

Easter Sunday :

Risen Christ colouring page

Rabuni

The Easter Lily

AN EASTER GRACE

colouring page empty tomb

CELEBRATING ST PATRICK

Lovely reflection based on St Patrick’s Breastplate by Marie (D&C)

st patrick’s breastplate

More resources for class and assemblies.

Celtic Saints – Patrick

Profile of St Patrick

Secondary Assembly St Patrick Come Back

St Patrick – a Reflection

Blessing of Shamrock  pdf

A lovely assembly for acting by Susan (Dromore)

St Partick’s Play   

Video materials on Patrick

THE TRUE STORY OF ST PATRICK

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LENT 2014

Starting on Wednesday March 5th we begin our annual Lenten season of 40 days leading up to the great Feast of Easter. This year the Readings are from Cycle A .

Below are some resources for personal and group use, together with class and assembly materials.

LENTEN MESSAGE POPE FRANCIS

PARABLES and POSSESSIONS  –   Lent Course –  Churches Together

THE CROSS PRAYER

LENTEN SUNDAY GOSPELS AND REFLECTIONS  2014 (Inter Diocesan Resource)

2014  LENTEN SUNDAY GOSPELS with reflections and discussion questions  (Senior Rel Ed Classes)

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER

School Liturgy for the DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES 

STARTING THE LENTEN SEASON

A LENTEN REFLECTION

AN APPROACH TO LENT   PPT

MARY TAKES US THROUGH THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Year Group Reconciliation ( Service with Sacrament of Reconciliation)

Stations of the Cross

TROCAIRE RESOURCES FOR 2014.

FOCUS THIS YEAR ON WATER IN DEVELOPING WORLD

Trócaire - Lent 2014.

infographic Trocaire 2014

post-primary-re-resource-MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT


Our World, Our Water – Animation for schools from Trocaire on Vimeo

ARMAGH DIOCESAN TROCAIRE MINI FILM COMPETITION.

MAKE YOUR OWN SCHOOL VIDEO ON THIS YEAR’S THEME  ON WATER AND ITS IMPORTANCE.

FOR DETAILS DOWNLOAD THIS PDF FILE

ARMAGH TRÓCAIRE FILM COMPETITION

Some LENT RESOURCES on the http://www.religionteacher.com website. Includes this video

You can download a 2 page worksheet on this video from their website entitled

http://www.thereligionteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ash-wednesday-worksheets.pdf

ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT IN 2 MINUTES VIDEO

SEASON OF LENT REFLECTION VIDEO

PRAYING THE JESUS PRAYER:      THE JESUS PRAYER MEDITATION

STILLNESS – MEDITATION, PRAYER WORSHIP PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MEDITATIVE PRAYER

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Short-Term Pledge Prayer

I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all intoxicating drink until ………….

Rules

1. To abstain from all intoxicating drink for the period for which the pledge is taken. (This rule prohibits the use of all alcoholic drinks.)
2. To repeat the pledge twice daily
5. To wear the badge publicly

It’s constancy that counts with God.

— Venerable Matt Talbot

See more at:

Ash Wednesday Worksheet: From Ashes Wednesday to Easter
Ash Wednesday Lesson Plan

Depression and learning to live and cope with it.

I had a black dog, his name was depression

Brilliant film explaining what is depression and how to get a handle on it.  Many young people will find this video a help to understanding what is happening to them.

CHECK OUT THIS FOR FAB FILM  “VALIDATION ”    ……..

AMY LOUISE   HER STORY…….  Cyber bullying ….

 

NEXUS :

Nexus NI offer counseling and support to survivors of sexual abuse, victims of sexual violence including those who have experienced rape and sexual assault.  Counseling is available for anyone aged 16 and over.  They offer counseling in 25 centres across Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Portadown and Enniskillen.  

  • Belfast 028 9032 6803
  • Derry/Londonderry 028 7126 0566
  • Portadown 028 3835 0588
  • Enniskillen 028 6632 0046

 

 

WANT TO BE HAPPY    BE GRATEFUL  Talk by Benedictine  

David Steindl-Rast  

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