Schools

CPSMA 2021 Virtual AGM – Address by Archbishop Dermot Farrell

Full address by Archbishop Dermot Farrell at 2021 Virtual AGM of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association

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How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid’s Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

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CEIST Seeks Patronage of New Schools in Dunshaughlin and Gorey

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.

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The Return of Post Primary Schools – Clare Ryan (CEIST)

Clare Ryan, CEO of CEIST, reflects on the return of Post Primary Schools and the importance and challenge of building community in these times

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Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation during Covid

Maeve Mahon discusses how parishes are celebrating First Communion and Confirmation within the necessary Covid restrictions 

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The Return to Primary Schools – Seamus Mulconry (CPSMA)

Seamus Mulconry, Sec. Gen of CPSMA, reflects on the return of Primary Schools and the great preparation undertaken by school communities. 

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Come to the Table of the Lord (1/3)

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.

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Come to the Table of the Lord – Lesson Two

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.

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Come to the Table of the Lord – Lesson Three

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.

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Come Holy Spirit (3/3) – Preparing for Confirmation

In this final episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at choosing Confirmation names and sponsors and the Confirmation ceremony itself

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Come Holy Spirit (2/3) – Preparing for Confirmation

In this second episode, Eleanor and Johanna look at the seven gifts and the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit

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Come Holy Spirit (1/3) – Preparing for Confirmation

In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.

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Message for NS Boards of Management – Bishop Nulty

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.

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Supporting over 2,800 Primary Schools – CPSMA

Seamus Mulconry explains how Boards of Management are supported by the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association.

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Welcoming New Boards of Management – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty extends a warm welcome and thanks to the incoming Boards of the 163 Primary schools in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

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Inclusion of Students of Different Beliefs in Catholic Secondary Schools

Dr Aiveen Mullally (Marino Institute of Education) talks to Kate Liffey about the recently revised guidelines produced by the JMB

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Preparing for Confirmation – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty talks to Maeve Mahon about the preparing for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.

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New Specification for Junior Cycle RE – Dr Amalee Meehan

Dr Amalee Meehan (DCU) talks to Kate Liffey about the implications for Catholic Schools of the new specification for Junior Cycle RE

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Revitalizing the Catholic character of Irish schools

Hear about how K&L Diocese has partnered with the University of Notre Dame in undertaking a ‘School Culture Initiative’.

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Reform of Junior Cycle RE – Dr Audrey Doyle

Dr Doyle unpacks the rationale behind the recent reform of the Junior Cycle RE specification and the implications for Catholic Schools  

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What is Religious Education? – Dr Gareth Byrne

Dr Byrne explains how all students can do Religious Education from their own perspective which includes students who are practising Catholics

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Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes REtv

Bishop Brendan Leahy welcomes REtv as a space for dialogue about religious education and the values and beliefs that define catholic schools.

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Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

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)

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The Extraordinary Month of Mission explained

Julieann Moran from World Missions Ireland explains why this October is an Extraordinary Mission Month and what resources are available to schools and parishes.

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