Fr David Vard and his sister Charlotte visit their old primary school and then reflect with Hazel on their respective faith journeys
Full address by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at 2021 Virtual AGM of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association
A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid's Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.
Kate Liffey explains why CEIST is seeking to be the patron of new Post-Primary Schools in Dunshaughlin and Gorey and how parents can vote.
Clare Ryan, CEO of CEIST, reflects on the return of Post Primary Schools and the importance and challenge of building community in these times
Maeve Mahon discusses how parishes are celebrating First Communion and Confirmation within the necessary Covid restrictions
Seamus Mulconry, Sec. Gen of CPSMA, reflects on the return of Primary Schools and the great preparation undertaken by school communities.
In this three part series, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris help children prepare to celebrate Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time.
In this second lesson for those preparing for Holy Communion, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris explain more about the different parts of the Mass.
In this final lesson, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris explain how to prepare and practice for receiving Holy Communion for the first time.
In this final episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at choosing Confirmation names and sponsors and the Confirmation ceremony itself
In this second episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at the seven gifts and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.
Bishop Denis Nulty encourages Primary Schools Boards to find ways to meet digitally and to reach out to their school community in these difficult times.
Seamus Mulconry explains how Boards of Management are supported by the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.
Bishop Denis Nulty extends a warm welcome and thanks to the incoming Boards of the 163 Primary schools in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese
Dr Aiveen Mullally (Marino Institute of Education) talks to Kate Liffey about the recently revised guidelines produced by the JMB
Bishop Denis Nulty talks to Maeve Mahon about the preparing for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.
Dr Amalee Meehan (DCU) talks to Kate Liffey about the implications for Catholic Schools of the new specification for Junior Cycle RE
Hear about how K&L Diocese has partnered with the University of Notre Dame in undertaking a 'School Culture Initiative'.
Dr Doyle unpacks the rationale behind the recent reform of the Junior Cycle RE specification and the implications for Catholic Schools
Dr Byrne explains how all students can do Religious Education from their own perspective which includes students who are practising Catholics
Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes REtv as a space for dialogue about religious education and the values and beliefs that define catholic schools.
Kate Liffey takes the guest chair on REtv to discuss the review of RSE being undertaken by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)
Julieann Moran from World Missions Ireland explains why this October is an Extraordinary Mission Month and what resources are available to schools and parishes.
Castlerea Community School were the winners of the 2019 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Killina were joint runners up in the 2019 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Knights of St Columbanus.
Garbally were joint runners up in the 2019 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Knights of St Columbanus.
Irish Catholic columnist Maria Steen on why she believes it is time for the Church to consider a radical new approach to Catholic Schools.
Kate Liffey explains her concerns about separating the ethos of Catholic schools from the delivery of RSE in Catholic Schools.
Watch the full prayer service that took place in St Ronan's Primary School, Newry on 12th October 2018.
In this video shown at WMOF2018, we get a glimpse into the social and spiritual sides of the Altar Servers Club in Naas Parish.
Jane Boland (11), the winner of this Society of Missionary Children competition will greet Pope Francis at Dublin airport.
This publication from Columba Books arose from a competition for children to draw a picture and write a letter of welcome addressed to Pope Francis.
We see how Confirmation students in Prosperous Co. Kildare took in the Acts of Kindness project in this WMOF TV report
A team from Ursuline Secondary School Thurles were the winners of the All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Kate Liffey explains an initiative from WMOF2018 that invites Confirmation candidates across Ireland to register special acts of kindness.
David Kennedy outlines the resources that the Catholic Schools Week committee have prepared for the year leading up to WMOF 2018.
Full recording of the service from Carlow Cathedral on 13th October 2017 including the balloon launch led by Bishop Nulty.
On Friday Oct 13th at 12 noon, iCatholic will livestream the Children Helping Children prayer service from Carlow Cathedral. All are invited to join us.
A guided reflection on the Stations of the Cross for children. Further resources are now available on www.liturgyritualprayer.com
St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel were the winners of the All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Ursuline Secondary School Thurles were the runners-up of the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Convent of Mercy Roscommon were finalists at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
St Mary's Charleville were finalists at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
St Ciaran's College Ballygawley were finalists at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Roscommon Community College were finalists at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
St Joseph of Cluny Secondary School Killiney were finalists at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus.
Bishop Denis Nulty marks the beginning of the 2017 Confirmation in K&L and answers questions from some of the candidates.
A reflection from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the National Education Conference organised by The Irish Catholic
Keynote address by Francis Campbell at the 2016 National Education Conference organised by The Irish Catholic
Address by Baroness Nuala O'Loan at a National Conference on the future of faith-based schools organised by The Irish Catholic.
Address by Ruth Kelly, former UK Education Secretary at a National Conference on the future of faith-based schools organised by The Irish Catholic.
Address by Dr Daire Keogh at a National Conference on the future of faith-based schools organised by The Irish Catholic.
The First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary - the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rosary Relay - 23rd May 2016)
The Second Glorious Mystery of the Rosary - the Ascension of Jesus to Heaven (Rosary Relay - 24th May 2016)
The third Glorious mystery of the Rosary – the Descent of the Holy Spirit (Rosary Relay – 25th May 2016)
The Fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary – the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Rosary Relay – 26th May 2016)
The first Sorrowful mystery of the Rosary – the Agony of Jesus in the Garden (Rosary Relay – 16th May 2016)
The second Sorrowful mystery of the Rosary – the Scourging at the Pillar (Rosary Relay – 17th May 2016)
The third Sorrowful mystery of the Rosary – the Crowning of Thorns (Rosary Relay – 18th May 2016)
The fourth Sorrowful mystery of the Rosary – the Carrying of the Cross (Rosary Relay – 19th May 2016)
The fifth Sorrowful mystery of the Rosary – the Crucifixion of Our Lord (Rosary Relay – 20th May 2016)
Archbishop Eamon Martin encourages children throughout the Archdiocese of Armagh to take part in the Rosary Relay in May.
The first Luminous mystery of the Rosary – the Baptism in the Jordan. (Rosary Relay - 9th May 2016)
The second Luminous mystery of the Rosary – the Wedding at Cana. (Rosary Relay - 10th May 2016)
The third Luminous mystery of the Rosary – the Proclamation of the Kingdom. (Rosary Relay - 11th May 2016)
The fourth Luminous mystery of the Rosary – the Transfiguration. (Rosary Relay - 12th May 2016)
The fifth Luminous mystery of the Rosary – the Institution of the Eucharist. (Rosary Relay - 13th May 2016)
St Mary's Charleville at the All-Ireland Finals of the Schools Public Speaking Competition organised by the Order of the Knights of St Columbanus
A special live edition of 'A Question of Faith' on the NCCA proposal to introduce non-faith based approach to RE in all primary schools.
The debate re ERB ... Prof Eamonn Conway affirms that both Church and State support freedom from religion along with freedom of religion.
Promo for our live panel discussion on 14th March @8pm on ERB - the NCCA's proposal to introduce a non-faith based approach to teaching religion in all primary schools.
Bishop Denis Nulty answers questions from the 2016 Confirmation candidates from primary schools in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.
Dr Tom Finnegan from the Iona Institute on the fundamental contradiction for Catholic Primary Schools in the proposed new Education about Religions and Beliefs curriculum.
Fr Michael Drumm and Clare Clifford discuss the NCCA consultation about RE in primary schools and admissions policies for Catholic schools.
Maeve Mahon and Kate Liffey discuss their concerns about the proposed new Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics curriculum for Primary schools.
The staff and students of the St. John Bosco College, Kildysart, Co. Clare reflect on Don Bosco and how his life has influenced their lives today.
Students from the Mary Help of Christians Salesian School in Fernbank, Limerick share their experience of Salesian Spirit in their school and life.
Students of Salesian Secondary College in Pallaskenry Limerick share what they have learned about John Bosco's life as a teenage and how those difficulties can be reflected nowadays.
Julieann Moran and Hazel O'Connor present this CPSMA training video for Boards of Management in regard to the ethos of a Catholic Primary school.
As part of a series of resources on the new Primary RE curriculum, Maeve Mahon looks at the connection between the classrom and the home.
A guide for parents to the new Grow in Love series for Junior and Senior Infants by one of the co-authors Dr Dan O'Connell.
Dr Dan O'Connell introduces teachers to the Grow in Love series for Junior and Senior Infants based on the new primary RE curriculum.
Elaine Mahon, one of the co-authors, provides an overview of this new Primary RE series from Veritas based on the new RE curriculum.
Anne Hession introduces the new Catholic Pre-School and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland.
Bríd Dunne and colleagues look at Development Education from an Ignatian perspective and how it fits in with the model of Jesuit Education.
An introductory video on the new series for Primary Schools based on the new RE curriculum that will replace the Alive-O series.
Author Anne Hession discusses her guide for anyone with an interest in the role of religious education in Irish primary schools today.
Fr Michael Drumm introduces this document from the Catholic Schools Partnership on the education of all pupils in Catholic primary schools.
In this latest episode of 'A Question of Faith' a panel of guests discuss inclusion in light of a new CSP document for primary Schools and the new RE curriculum.
Watch back the 30 min livestream by Trócaire for primary schools on the 2015 Lenten campaign and the issue of climate justice.
What is climate change and why is it happening? Join CJ the bee to find out in this schools video from Trócaire.
Lydia McCarthy interviews the Letterkenny winners of the 2014 Trocaire poster competition. Their poster is now in every Primary school in the country.
Lydia McCarthy from Trócaire conducts a workshop on climate justice for the pupils of Illistrin National School in Letterkenny
Bishop Francis Duffy offers a reflection from St Mel's Cathedral to the 2015 Confirmation candidates in the Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnoise.
Bishop Denis Nulty answers questions from Confirmation candidates from primary schools in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.
Elaine Mahon from Veritas discusses their new Primary RE programme which is based on the new curriculum for Irish schools.
Watch back our livestream for Primary Schools for catholic Schools Week 2015 which features a video from a school in Dublin and a feature on St Brigid.
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2015, St Ultan's Primary School, Cherry Orchard prepared a video that highlights the CSW 2015 - Called to Serve.
Sr Mary Minehan guides students from local primary school around the new Solas Bhríde centre in Kildare dedicated to unfolding the story St Brigid.
All Primary Schools are invited to watch a livestream for Catholic Schools Week on 27th Jan starting at 11.55am. Watch via www.iCatholic.ie/live
Bishop Brendan Leahy underlines how our catholic schools are communities of faith and thanks all those involved in catholic schools.
Some highlights from the Limerick Diocese launch of CSW 2015 that took place in Adare on 21 January. Click on link for full text of talk by Bishop Brendan Leahy at the launch. Catholic Schools Week 2015 Catholic Schools Week 2015 runs from 25th to 31st January. This annual celebration of Catholic education gives us […]
An expert panel discusses the question ‘what makes a catholic school catholic'? and looks in detail at a self-assessment process for Primary schools.
Watch a wonderful bilingual Nativity Play performed by the pupils of Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc in Carlow recorded in the school on 17 December.
If I Could Whisper In Your Ear Baby Jesus is a Christmas Carol for Children by Monica Brown
Bishop Kevin Doran discusses his Pastoral Letter called “A Future Full of Hope” which focuses on the education of children including their education in faith.
Our advent special shows the making of advent wreaths, the Christmas Cribs and Trocaire gifts that help the developing world.
Your gift of a school kit will help Trócaire’s work to ensure children enjoy the basic human right of an education.
Primary School students from local Mercy School are given a tour of the Mercy International Centre in Baggot St where the Mercy sisters began.
Watch a sample from a new video series of prayers and meditations for Primary Schools from Emmaus Productions.
Watch a sample from a new video series of prayers and meditations for Primary Schools from Emmaus Productions.
Fr Paddy Byrne chats to the O'Brien family about the return to school - both from view of a teacher/parent and as pupils in primary and post-primary.
In this interview, recorded in St Mary's NS, Donnybrook, Fr Kevin Doran answers questions about becoming the new Bishop of Elphin.
Young Social Innovator (YSI) students from St Mary's Secondary School in Mallow give a presentation on their S.T.O.P. trafficking campaign.
Young Social Innovator (YSI) students from St Mary's Secondary School perform their short drama piece highlighting their S.T.O.P. trafficking campaign.
Watch back this half hour programme for Primary Schools introducing the 2014 Lenten campaign.
The 2013 winners explain the meaning behind their poster which is on display now in all our schools during Lent 2014. Find out how to enter this year.
Maeve Mahon gives an insight into what is different about a Catholic school in regard to the characteristic spirit or ethos of the school.
Two of the winners in the children's category in the 2013 Trocaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition
iCatholic hosted a live programme for Catholic Schools Week 2014. It was broadcast live at 11.50am on 28th Feb and featured guests Hazel O'Connor and Lydia McCarthy.
Parents Mary-Alice Phoenix and Fiona Steen discuss what they value in St Colman's Primary School for their children.
Our promo for Catholic Schools Week 2014 highlighting the main themes and our national livestream for Primary Schools on Tues 28th at 11.50am
Students from St Colman's Primary School act out the parable of The Good Samaritan in a modern adaptation set in their school yard.
Bishop Donal McKeown reflects on catholic schools as places of faith and learning which is theme of Catholic Schools Week 2014
'Shout for Joy' from the opening liturgy at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 which took place in St. Dominic's College Cabra on 20th January.
'Who will speak if we don't' from the opening liturgy at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 which took place in St. Dominic's College Cabra on 20th January.
'Come to the Waters' from the opening liturgy at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2014 which took place in St. Dominic's College Cabra on 20th January.
Students from 14 different schools bring together a work of art highlighting the shared goals of all catholic schools based around their respective school crests.
Over 200 students and staff of 14 local schools and representatives from across the country attended.
Dublin GAA star Ger Brennan shares about his own faith and encourages young people to follow their conscience.
Bishop Brendan Leahy reflects on the importance of Catholic Schools week and invites people to attend a special event for teachers and boards of management.
Dr Rik Van Nieuwenhove expresses his concern about recent proposals that he believes will undermine the ethos of catholic primary schools.
Our live programme on 23rd Oct 2013 featured Monica Brown and her companion Bubbles the Clown who shared wonderful stories, mime and dance with the children watching.
Watch the full live programme from 11th Oct 2013 with guest Bishop Denis Nulty and a special feature on the Children helping Children project from St Evin's NS Monasterevin.
St. Evin’s School has a long tradition of fundraising for the Missions and is closely affiliated to The Irish Society of Missionary Children.
Watch a celebration of the Children helping Children Prayer Service in St Evin's National School, Monasterevin.
This programme has been designed by Trócaire to help students to undertake actions to raise awareness of human rights issues in the developing world.
A powerful learning exercise for students about global wages. Pamoja Kwa Haki meaning ‘Together for Rights’ in Swahili is Trócaire’s long term human rights programme in post primary schools.
Watch a perfomance of the poem - Get Married My Daughter - from Zimbabwe at the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition Awards.
Watch and learn about Ambika Paraja's daily routine and life in her community in Odisha, India where Trócaire works.
Watch and learn about Ambika Paraja's daily routine and life in her community in Odisha, India (Trócaire)
Fr Michael Drumm discusses school patronage and inclusivity.
Hear the story behind the creation of the Altar Cloth from separate squares from almost every primary school in the diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.