Advent Resources 2014

Advent 2014 Resources

Post-Primary Advent & Christmas resources and links have been uploaded here including two slide show videos to watch & download.

This slide show with music by Mumford & Sons is designed to be used in Post-Primary R.E. classrooms & at services during Advent. I hope you & your students enjoy it and you should try making your own at If you don’t have access to YouTube you can watch it here: Advent “Waiting for Jesus” Video. 


Click on the links below to view & download our Advent & Christmas resources:

Catholic Grandparents' Association Advent Newsletter
Catherine Wiley has shared the Catholic Grandparents' Association Advent Newsletter which may prove useful.

Archbishop Martin and the Homelessness Summit in the wake of John Corrie's Death

As this has been a frequent feature in the news this week, perhaps you might explore the topic of Homelessness with your students, using some of the following links:

AB Martin: 'We have homeless children staying in one room in B&B's....'

Archbishop Calls for National Summit on Homelessness

Archbishop Discusses the Homeless Crisis

Archbishop makes Property Available for Homeless Service

Minister Alan Kelly makes a pledge of Christmas accommodation for Homeless at meeting with Archbishop Martin and Lord Mayor

In light of this topic, take a look at this Education for Justice link:
A Franciscan Christmas Blessing for Justice and Peace

Xt3 Advent Calendar
View Xt3's Advent 2014 Calendar. It is also recommended that you take a look at the Xt3 website as there are many more ideas to inspire at this time of year, such as Lights of Christmas 2013.

More Resources for Advent

Scoilnet Christmas Themepage

‘Field Hospital Food’ and Hearing, Happening, Hoping Advent 1 – 3

The Liturgical Calendar Resources

Advent PowerPoint & Teacher’s Notes

Advent & Christmas 2014 from RE SOURCE-NI

Advent Resources & Worksheets 2013

Advent Prayer Service & The Power of Love 1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version Video

An Advent Meditation to Use

Advent Calendar PowerPoint & Advent Calendar PowerPoint non-animated

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Resources

Christmas Reflections

Christmas Bingo

Advent Resources as Gaeilge

Reconciliation Ceremony for before Christmas as Gaeilge: Deasghnáth Athmhuintearais roimh Nollaig

Ceremony at the Crib as Gaeilge: Searmanas ag an gCró Nollag

Nollaig Resources

(Resources courtesy of Anna Maloney, Post-Primary Diocesan Adviser, Dublin) 

Resources for the Classroom

Try some of these activities in your classroom during December:

Seven Reasons We're Thankful for Pope Francis:
As he prepares to deliver his Christmas Urbi et Orbi, read Busted Halo's 'Seven reasons we're thankful for Pope Francis'.

Advent Calendar
Busted Halo's Advent Surprise Calendar was really popular with the Credo Community last year. Click here for this year's ideas.

Waiting Faithfully
In this season of waiting, read this article about why the whole of the Christian life is about waiting.

Advent Activities
Browse through the Loyola Press website, which has many resources to offer for Advent.

Christmas in Fifty Words
Watch this video summary of the Christmas story.

Wing Clips Christmas Playlist
Browse through these film clips and discuss some of the Christmas and Advent themes evident.

Sainsbury's Christmas Advertisement
Although it's an advertisement for a supermarket, there's a lot in this Sainsbury's production to chat about with your class.

Tips and Strategies for the RE Teacher

At a number of recent in-service events, teachers were asked to provide suggestions/recommendations that they felt would improve the delivery of RE in their schools. This document shares the results.

(resources courtesy of Veritas).