The Catechetical Centre is delighted to offer a series of Confirmation Preparation Sessions to support schools, parishes and families in the … [Read more...] about Confirmation Preparation Sessions 16th-19th January 2023-Resource Pack
Primary School Resources
These resources are to help parents, teachers and children. We are continuously adding new ideas and guides. So bookmark this page and come back often.
Useful links to Primary and National School Resources
You may find these websites useful for Religious Education and Faith Formation for children at Primary and National School
- Catholic Icing-Crafts for Children: www.catholicicing.com
- Diocese of Derry: www.derrydiocese.org
- Drawing God Projects: www.drawing-god.com
- Kildare and Leighlin Diocese: www.kandle.ie
- Praying in Colour: www.prayingincolor.com
- Trocaire: www.trocaire.org
- Veritas - Grow in Love Religious Education Programme: www.growinlove.ie (login for parents/guardians): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: growinlove
- World Missions Ireland (children’s section): www.wmi.ie/society-of-missionary-children
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