Watch this video by Fr Michael Drum
Watch this video by Fr Michael Drum
A beautiful video worth watching with a class :
Filmed by Meabh Carlin GOD SPEAKS IN ALL THINGS
Thanks to Donna for send us details about this……..
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
SOME PROFILES of PEOPLE OF FAITH:
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.
St Pio (Padre Pio) Feast 23rd September.
We pray to have their courage and to ask God to open our eyes to new possibilities.
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 !!
The Rosary PPT.
Holy week begins on Palm Sunday April 14th. Holy Thursday is April 17th, Good Friday April 18th and Easter Sunday April 20th.
Some resources :
by tara nicholetts on 14 March 2013
Easter Sunday :
Lovely reflection based on St Patrick’s Breastplate by Marie (D&C)
More resources for class and assemblies.
A lovely assembly for acting by Susan (Dromore)
Video materials on Patrick
THE TRUE STORY OF ST PATRICK
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.
Year Group Reconciliation ( Service with Sacrament of Reconciliation)
TROCAIRE RESOURCES FOR 2014.
FOCUS THIS YEAR ON WATER IN DEVELOPING WORLD
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
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
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
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 ………….
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:
Below a copy of an Assembly for the World Day for the Sick February 11th 2014.
This resource was prepared by the Youth Service in the Diocese of Derry. Has been reworked to help in printing copies.
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 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.
WANT TO BE HAPPY BE GRATEFUL Talk by Benedictine
National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland
Share the Good News is the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland.
It is a ten year plan for Evangelisation, for Catechesis and for Religious Education in Ireland from the perspective of the Catholic Church.
Share the Good News may be purchased at any Veritas shop or online at www.veritas.ie.
It is addressed to and is aimed at everyone in the Church. It obviously deals with those who have ministerial and teaching positions in the wide Church community but it is particularly addressed to adults – young adults, those rearing children and adults of mature years.
It reaches out to children, to adolescents, to those who experience social disadvantage, to people with special needs, to the deaf community, to the travelling community, to migrant workers and other newcomers and to those living with illness.
Chapter seven, the final chapter of Share the Good News, presents policies and objectives to be pursued at all levels of Church governance and membership. Alongside each objective, some indicators of achievement are provided, suggesting steps to be realised along the way in addressing a particular objective.
The Directory is concerned with your faith development and with the renewal of your Church.
SECTION A: THE IRISH CONTEXT
1. Living the Gospel in Ireland Today
The Irish Christian Tradition
New Culture, New Challenges
Witnessing to the Power of the Gospel
SECTION B: UNDERSTANDING THE GOOD NEWS
2. Evangelisation, Catechesis and Religious Education
The Revelation of God’s Love
Education in the Love of God
Presenting the Message of Jesus Christ
Good News for All People
Faith Development Overview
3. Our Faith: The Gospel Alive
Growing in Faith
The Deposit of Faith
A Hierarchy of Truths
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Profession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
The Celebration of Christian Mystery: The Sacraments
Life in Christ: The Beatitudes and Commandments
Prayer in the Christian Life: The Lord’s Prayer
The Challenge of Inculturation
SECTION C: SHARING THE GOOD NEWS
4. Adult Faith Development
The Catechesis of Adults
Marriage Preparation and Support
Parenthood and Family Ministry
The Single Life
Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Religious
Adults of Mature Years
5. Sharing our Faith with the Young
The Baptism of Children
Presenting the Gospel to Children
- Nurturing the Faith of Children
- Children’s Religious Education in School
Presenting the Gospel to Adolescents
- Nourishing the Faith of Adolescents
- Religious Education of Adolescents
6. Reaching Out in Christ’s Love to All
Those Who Experience Social Disadvantage
People with Special Needs
The Deaf Community
The Travelling Community
Migrant Workers and Other Newcomers
People Living with Illness
SECTION D: SUPPORTING THE GOOD NEWS
7. Resources and Implementation
The Parish Community as Agent of Faith Development
Diocesan Faith Development Services
Faith Development in Catholic Schools
Ecclesial Movements, Groups and Organisations
Education and Training for Faith Development
Provision of Materials for Faith Development Activities
234 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online go to www.veritas.ie
It is with a strong sense of gratitude for the blessing that Jesus Christ has been in the life of Irish people down through the centuries that the Irish Episcopal Conference publishes this National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland. We are convinced that the gifts of goodness, healing and peace that Christ offers the Church and all peoples today have the power to teach us, and future generations, how to live generous, just and committed lives with one another in God’s all-embracing love:
I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare… to give you a future with hope… When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29: 11-13)
In the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, and of the pastoral attentiveness to catechesis with which the Church has concerned itself since, Share the Good News seeks to encourage renewal within the Catholic community in Ireland as it endeavours to make the Good News of Jesus Christ more fully known and available to all. It does so, as pointed out in the Introduction to the Church’s General Directory for Catechesis, by situating catechesis within the call to evangelise, taking account of the particular circumstances and needs of the local Church, and by helping people to appropriate the content of the faith as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This National Directory provides the Irish Church with a framework indicating principles and guidelines for evangelisation, catechesis and religious education today, and motivating us to study and research all the means available to bring the Gospel to life anew every day. Share the Good News has been reviewed and approved, according to established norms, by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy and Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. ……..
This National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland speaks from the heart of the Church with love. It is particularly timely in seeking to address the specific catechetical issues that arise in the Irish context now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It acknowledges the many questions about Christ and his message that are alive in Irish society and in the Church in Ireland today. We hope that it will encourage all who are searching for the deepest meaning of life and love to turn toward Christ who educates us to live truly, compassionately and with integrity in the presence of our ever-loving Father.
We trust that this Directory will have a wide circulation. It is essential reading for those engaged in catechetical and other faith development initiatives at every level of the Church in Ireland. We invite all those who are interested in sharing the Good News, to study, reflect, pray and act upon this document, as individuals and as communities of faith, so that together we may grow ever closer to the Lord.
We pray that the same Holy Spirit who gave courage and voice to the prophets and apostles will guide us, too, in all our efforts. May Mary, ever faithful, intercede for us in the wonderful work of making her Son more fully known to all.
+ Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland
+ Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland
+ Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly
+ Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam