Some of the students taking Religious Education in St Mary’s University College have kindly shared some work they have developed for teaching practice.
take 2 minutes to watch this and enjoy the beauty.
This is so beautiful you’ll want to watch it more than once.
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The year will involve informing oneself about the faith, celebrating it and living it. We don’t do one without the other two. It’s not enough just to study the faith and never go to Mass or never put it into action.
Deepening our personal prayer life:
As part of our personal journey in this special Year of Faith , teachers might consider reading the catechesis of the Holy Father regarding prayer in the life of the Christian. Pope Benedict XVI gave these teachings at his weekly audiences throughout 2011. These are gathered here in one document for your convenience :
Here are some downloadable resources for class and personal reflection as we journey through Lent towards the great celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
In January we all pray for Christian Unity. This prayer resource could be used in Parish, School Assembly or for personal prayer throughout the year
This resource includes a newly composed Blessing of the rush cross associated with St Brigid and a specially composed Litany for use on her feast February 1st.
Here are some shared resources on the life of St Brigid and also some of her prayers:
Declan has released this powerpoint for personal and group reflection. Very suitable for staff days and senior religious education units on prayer in the life of a Christian today.
Post-Primary Adviser – Reflection on the role for today:
“At the heart of our faith is the invitation to respond to the call of God. In particular, as Diocesan Advisers involved in catechesis, our challenge is to enable teachers and their pupils to hear that call and respond to it. I see my role in this area as encouraging, supporting, affirming, resourcing and providing up-to-date information to our teachers in order to spread the Gospel message in the classroom. In this sense Religious Education must be more than teaching knowledge and skills of an academic discipline, it must be about a lived experience of passing on the faith; to challenge teachers and pupils to bring Christ alive in ways appropriate to their stage of faith, through encouraging compassion, tolerance, understanding and respect for each other and for all those whom they meet in their lives.”