Post Primary Weekly Connect 11th October, 2021

Weekly Connect From: Dermot Cowhey

11th October, 2021:

Dear Chaplains/RE Teachers,


The Pope's Monthly Intentions for October, 2021:

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<p>Missionary Disciples</p>

<p>We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.</p>

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Liturgical Calendar

11th October – Saint John XXIII (Pope)

15th October - Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila / Féile Naomh Treasa as Avila

16th October – World Food Day (More information available at:

17th October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty / Lá Idirnáisiúnta atá Tiomanta do Dhíothú Bochtaineachta

18th October - European Day against Human Trafficking / Lá Eorpach i gCoinne Mangaireachta Dhaonna

18th October - Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist / Féile Naomh Lúcás, Soiscéalaí

24th October - Mission Sunday / Domhnach na Misean

25th October – Mid Term Break begins


For more information on special days please see Attachment 2.

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<p><strong>Facebook Group Post Primary RE Teachers – Ireland: </strong>Check out this outstanding resource with constant updating of material from over 15, 000 practicing teachers. You will have to register to access the material.</p>

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<p><strong>School Chaplain Association Annual Conference: </strong>The SCA upcoming online conference is this weekend, agenda attached (see Attachment 1) Due to costs involved in running an online conference for the second year in a row the conference fee is €35. Payments can be made directly to the SCA bank account (details in link below).The yearly SCA membership fee is due each October (€65 - full & €40 - student/retired). <a href=Membership—School Chaplains' Association of Ireland (


Sr. Clare Crockett: Check out this resource which ties in to the section on The Search for Meaning (Junior and Senior Cycle Religion.). This contains a You Tube film and Discussion/ Questions - Exploration of the film,  generously shared by Hilda Campell (D.A. Kildare and Leighlin). See Attachment 2


November Liturgy 2020: Prepared by the National Centre for Liturgy, Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare (See Attachment 3)


Attachments –


  1. SCA Conference.
  2. Sr. Clare Crockett resource.
  3. 2020 November Liturgy
  4. Attachment containing the usual links and resources. If you can add to this list, please forward all information to me.
  5. Attachment containing links and resources in relation to the Liturgical calendar.


If you are accessing this from the diocese website and would like to have these resources, please email


To conclude …


A Prayer for Autumn

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).


Gracious and loving Lord,

Thank you for the seasons we can count on, find routine in, and that will never cease while the earth remains. As we enter into autumn, when the cooler winds drift in and the days grow shorter, draw us closer to you. Let us feel your warm and loving presence. May we imagine ourselves in your arms, close to your heart, surrounded by your light, and find comfort in your consistency when the world around us seems to be constantly changing. Thank you for your lovingkindness that engulfs us and your light that drives the darkness away. We praise you for being a God who loves us and takes care of us. We are grateful you are with us in all circumstances and seasons.