Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week 2020
This will run from Sunday Jan. 26th to Sunday Feb. 2nd 2020.
https://www.catholicschools.ie/catholic-schools-week-2020 ‘Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’
Each year there is a particular theme:
2019 – Celebrating the Work of our Local Catholic Schools
2018 – Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families (One Year Programme)
2017 – Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to Care for our Common Home
2016 – Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy
2015 – Catholic Schools: Called to Serve
2014 – Catholic Schools: Places of Faith and Learning
2013 – Catholic Schools in the Community of Faith: Sharing the Good News
2012 – Catholic Schools: Christ’s Living Body Active in our World
Grow in Love Resources
Seomra Ranga have a huge range of Resources for Sacramental preparation and liturgies such as Artwork, Prayers, Powerpoint presentations, Ceremonies, Texts of the rites, explanations around Sponsors etc. It is well worth checking out by clicking on the link below.
The Children’s Grief Project is a support service for school-aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation or divorce.It provides a safe and supportive place for children and young people and their families who are grieving. The service is provided by trained and experienced people.
There are over 150 Catholic Primary Schools in the Diocese which are under the patronage of the Bishop. Each school is managed by its own Board of Management. Boards of Management usually have eight members consisting of 2 Parents Nominees, 2 Teacher Nominees, 2 Patron Nominees and 2 Community Nominees.
In Catholic Primary Schools religious education is part of the school timetable and the Catholic ethos is usually evident in the way the school carries out its service. The Catholic Schools are supported in their work by the St. Senan’s Education Office which serves the Dioceses of Killaloe, Limerick and Kerry.
Teachers in Catholic Schools work together with parents and parish communities to prepare children for the reception of the sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The Diocese offers support to the schools through our Primary School Catechetical Advisors;
- Sr. Essie Hayes
- Mr. Joe Searson