Kate Liffey

Preparing for and Celebrating First Eucharist and First Reconciliation

This document (2016) is primarily a resource for parishes. It is hoped that it will assist parishes to engage further with parents/guardians and schools. This material can be adapted by dioceses and parishes seeking to develop their own guidelines and resources in...

Procedure for the Approval of Catechetical Material

Procedure for the Approval of Catechetical Material

The Council for Catechetics of the Irish Episcopal Conference is conscious of the on-going need for high quality catechetical materials in Catholic schools and parish contexts. These materials ought to be both appropriate for their context and correct in matters of...

Junior Cycle Religious Education in the Catholic School

Junior Cycle Religious Education in the Catholic School

This document for trustees/patrons, boards of management, and senior management teams in Catholic schools explores how Religious Education (RE) at Junior Cycle should be planned for and implemented. It will also be helpful to RE teachers in Catholic schools. JC...

Relationships and Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education

The NCCA were asked to undertake a major review of RSE by former Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD. The first phase of the review of RSE took place between June 2018 and March 2019 which produced a draft report Further consultation followed to ensure...

A Reflection on Mindfulness

This document on mindfulness offers material to Catholic schools to explore and reflect on in the area of mindfulness. The subtitle of the document is "Rediscovering the Christian Tradition of Contemplation and Meditation". The document also offers some guidelines for...

Choosing your Religious Education Textbook for Junior Cycle RE

Choosing your Religious Education Textbook for Junior Cycle RE

This document provides RE teachers with some advice on how they might go about choosing a textbook in line with the NCCA's RE Specification (2018). It was put together by a working group of the Council for Catechetics that included; Fr. Gareth Byrne (MDCCE), Dr....

Religious Education in the Framework for Junior Cycle

Religious Education in the Framework for Junior Cycle

The Framework for Junior Cycle (Department of Education and Skills, 2015) sets out a clear vision of how teaching and learning will evolve over the next number of years in first to third year of post-primary education in Ireland. The proposed changes being rolled out...

A Prayer for those doing exams.

A Prayer for those doing exams.

    Let us pray for all students undergoing examinations: Lord, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on these students: help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately, and to express themselves well....