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Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education

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.

Liturgical Guidelines for the celebration of First Eucharist

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.

Homily of Archbishop Martin, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Mater Hospital

Archbishop Martin: In the midst of all the modern technology it is the individual person and his or her hopes and aspirations which must always remain at the centre of a hospital’s attention.

Grouping Parishes for Mission

This document discusses, among other issues, the context and current practice of grouping parishes; a vision of local Church and its theological underpinning; canonical models of parish; facilitating the development of Pastoral Areas and implications for leadership.

Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development Annual Report May 2011

The purpose of the Annual Report is to offer to IEC, for critical comment and direction, an account of work done and work in progress under the auspices of the Council.

Responses to Pastoral Letter of Pope Benedict

Through the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development, Cardinal Brady invited countrywide reflection and response to the Pastoral Letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland. This invitation went out through the (then) Advisory Group: diocesan contact persons for pastoral renewal and adult faith development, CORI and IMU, […]

Frequently Asked Questions about Mass cards

Some frequently asked questions about Mass cards and a video interview with Bishop Colm O’Reilly

Policy for the Religious Education of Catholic Children not Attending Catholic Schools

Policy For The Religious Education of Catholic Children Not Attending Catholic Schools Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 2011   Download pdf

From Crisis to Hope: Working to achieve the Common Good

This document the Council for Justice and Peace addresses the considerable financial turmoil that we face individually and collectively and the associated disaffection throughout Irish society.

Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland

A joint publication ofthe Northern Ireland Catholic Council for Social Affairs (NICCOSA), the Society of St Vincent de Paul and St Mary’s University College, Belfast 1 December 2010 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Challenging Poverty in Northern Ireland Download pdf … Get Adobe Acrobat Reader ​

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