The first National Religious Education Congress took place in 2007 and has continued since then as a biennial event. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for religious educators to come together to find inspiration for their work and to avail of the opportunity for personal renewal and growth. This year, the congress will be […]
Information on Holy Days of Obligation and resources for the Feast of the Epiphany and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Most Rev Kieran O’Reilly, Bishop of Killaloe and chair of the Implementation Committee introduces Share the Good News and outlines his hopes for what the document will bring to the Church in Ireland in the coming years.
The Certificate programmes in Catholic Religious Education and Religious Studies provided by a number of Centres inIreland(North and South) and recognised by the Episcopal Conference (Section C), offer pre-service and qualified teachers foundational knowledge and skills for communicating the Catholic faith to children in Primary schools.
In Ireland the preparation of children for the reception of First Eucharist is a joint school/home/parish privilege and responsibility. It is important, therefore, to ensure that the home, the sponsors and the parish, in partnership with the school, participate in the lead up to and in the celebration of the First Communion Mass.
Share the Good News (2011), the National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland is a ten year plan for Evangelisation, for Catechesis and for Religious Education.
Policy For The Religious Education of Catholic Children Not Attending Catholic Schools Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 2011 Download pdf
Address by Bishop Bill Murphy at launch of Share the Good News – the first National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland
PRESS RELEASE 5 January 2011 Address by Bishop Bill Murphy at launch of Share the Good News – the first National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland The Second Vatican Council, in the decree Christus Dominus on the pastoral office of Bishops, proposed that a “Directory on the Catechetical Teaching of the Christian People” should be […]
PRESS RELEASE 5 January 2011 Bishops launch Share the Good News – the first National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland Share the Good News – the first National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland was launched earlier today in the Mater Dei Institute of Education in Dublin. Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, […]
Guiding Principles for Good Practice 5 November 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference