December Resources 2015

In-service Opportunities - Important to R.S.V.P.

A variety of In-service/CPD opportunities have been scheduled by the Archdiocese of Dublin (Anna Maloney Post Primary Diocesan Adviser). 

Click here to view the options currently available. 

Schools' Mass

Slightly later this year, the Annual Schools' Mass takes place in the Pro Cathedral on December 7 @ 7pm. I hope you can join us. (R.S.V.P. to

Prayers for Paris, Prayers for Peace

Eileen Gallagher has kindly shared this Prayers for Paris PowerPoint which could be used with assemblies etc when marking the recent and tragic events.

Furthermore, TrueTube offer these resources to facilitate classroom discussions in the wake of the Paris attacks. You can view these items alongside Chris Eyre's article, Prayers for Paris.

Trocaire - Mercy and Laudato Si' Resources

Trocaire, as many of you know means Mercy. As the Year of Mercy approaches, check out the Rediscovering Mercy resources, available on Trocaire's website; though created for parish use, they can certainly prove relevant in the classroom.

Furthermore, their Laudato Si' for Young People video is among great resources for use with students to introduce them to the content of the encyclical.

November Resources

Many schools are planning for November Remembrance activities. Perhaps you will find inspiration in our November Resources on the website.

Autumn Course for Junior Certificate RE - PDST

Take a look at this Autumn Course that will be offered in three different locations during November. Please email the contact provided in the flyer, should you wish to sign up.

Igniter Media - Two new videos

Igniter Media offer these two new clips to ignite students' imaginations:

The Autumn Leaves...

With the change of season now visible everywhere, this item, shared by the Capuchin Franciscans, would be lovely to use with students: Autumnal Wood Wisdom

Being present in the moment

Brother Richard Hendrick; a model and advocate of mindfulness, has recently posted this edition of his blog: "Of Weed-killer and Wonder". It is certainly worth exploring with senior students.

Trocaire in Syria - Prayers & Resources

Take a look at the Syria Information Page on Trocaire's website.

Society of African Missions - Thumbprint Campaign

Visit the SMA Ireland website and download great resources for this campaign, raising awareness on Climate Justice to coincide with the World Day of Prayer for Climate Justice on November 1.

With this in mind, perhaps this prayer from Laudato Si' is a nice way to conclude: A Prayer for Our Earth

(The above resources were kindly shared by Anna Moloney, Post-Primary Diocesan Adviser, Archdiocese of Dublin).