Religion

Resources for St. Brigid’s Day

by admin on 29/01/2015

St. Brigid's CloakThe life of Saint Brigid is celebrated on February 1st. Brigid is regarded as Ireland’s female patron saint and is highly regarded for her spirituality and her service to the poor. The following resources may help your pupils learn about Brigid and her life. The video below also shows how to make a St. Brigid’s Cross. (if you don’t have reeds, I’ve made perfectly good ones before with long art straws) [click to continue…]

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Trócaire Lenten Resources 2014

by admin on 02/03/2014

Trócaire Lenten Resources 2014Next Wednesday, March 5th marks the beginning of Lent 2014 and, as usual, the Trócaire charity has produced some great classroom resources to coincide with the season of Lent. “Make Every Drop Count” is the theme of the resources this year and there are separate resources for Primary pupils, Post-Primary pupils and resources as Gaeilge for Gaelscoileanna. [click to continue…]

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Confirmation Congratulations

by admin on 19/01/2014

Confirmation CongratulationsThis is a simple dove-themed poster wishing pupils congratulations on their Confirmation.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by admin on 08/04/2013

Gifts of the Holy SpiritThis Powerpoint presentation explains the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, where they came from and what each one of them individually means. This is part of the preparation for Confirmation.

The presentation may be viewed in the embedded Slideshare below or the file may also be downloaded below. [click to continue…]

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

by admin on 08/04/2013

Fruits of the Holy SpiritThis Powerpoint presentation explains the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit, where they came from and what each one of them individually means. This is part of the preparation for Confirmation.

The presentation may be viewed in the embedded Slideshare below or the file may also be downloaded below. [click to continue…]

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The Rite of Confirmation

April 8, 2013

This Powerpoint presentation explains the Rite of Confirmation, the part of the mass where the Confirmation Ceremony itself takes place. It explains how the Rite of Confirmation itself is made up of four parts. This is part of the preparation for Confirmation. The presentation may be viewed in the embedded Slideshare below or the file […]

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Papal Conclave

March 10, 2013

As the Papal Conclave begins on Tuesday, this video explains how the process of electing the new pope takes place at the conclave.

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Communion Day on RTE1

March 1, 2013

Communion Day is a new two-part documentary commencing on RTE1 on Monday March 4th at 9.35pm. The two programmes follow eight very different families, four on each night, as they journey towards the big day. Among the eight participants in the documentaries, there’s the story of Laoise from Cork who has Spina Bifida, Lorraine from […]

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The Season of Lent

February 17, 2013

This Powerpoint presentation gives the main points about the season of Lent, celebrated by Christians around the world. It gives information about Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and facts about Lent. (.ppt file 633KB)

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Lent: Jesus in the Desert

February 16, 2013

This video, in cartoon format, charts Jesus time spent in the desert. Pupils should really enjoy watching this and it has a great, meaningful soundtrack.

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Ash Wednesday and Lent

February 16, 2013

This video explains in two minutes the basic facts/practices about Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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How Do They Choose The Pope?

February 12, 2013

This short video explains in simple terms the process by which the next pope will be chosen.

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Kandle Lenten Resources

February 10, 2013

For anyone not familiar with the Kandle website, it is the website of the Kildare and Leighlin Diocese which has been making religious classroom resources available to teachers for quite some time. These resources, especially those for Advent and Lent, are usually practical and are most suitable for use in the classroom.

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Think and Act

February 7, 2013

Think And Act, the contemporary story of an immigrant child’s journey to Ireland has been developed as a new online teaching resource for primary teachers interested in social justice issues. It was launched by Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in Dublin Civic Offices on February 7th.

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The Sacraments

January 23, 2013

This Powerpoint resource gives an explanation of the meaning behind the sacraments as well as dealing with each one individually. It is to be used as part of the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. (.ppt file 1.37MB)

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