Religious Education

Each year, the Religious Education classes decide on a theme for the year and this theme is reflected in the music and art work for the Opening of the Year Mass.

THEME 2016/2017

““Blessed are the mercyful for they shall be shown mercy.”

theme-for-opening-mass

Religious Education is a very important subject on the Curriculum. Prayer and participation in the Liturgy are essential aspects of Religious Education.

There is a Prayer Room in the centre of our school. It is used by staff and students for prayer and reflection in the course of the day. Teachers bring their R.E. classes to the Prayer Room on a regular basis. Opportunities are provided for prayer, class and school Masses, penitential services and confessions. Days of Reflection are held annually for each class group. The School Chaplain visits the school on a regular basis and is available for all Liturgical services.

Sr Xavier is available to meet and pray with students each lunch hour

• Students prepare para-liturgies for Advent, Lent and Feast Days

• At least four times in the course of the year the entire school comes together for Liturgical celebration:

  • Opening of the Year Mass in September,
  • November Liturgy for the Holy Souls,
  • Mass of the Gifts at Christmas and the
  • Sixth Year Mass in May.

The students prepare the prayers and music and organise the offertory procession and communion reflections.

At Christmas, a large number of students collect money and prepare hampers for various charities. This is an important way of raising awareness of the needs of the Third World and of those less fortunate in the local community.