Weekly Connect From: Dermot Cowhey email@example.com
20th September, 2021:
Dear Chaplains/RE Teachers,
The Pope's Monthly Intentions for September, 2021:
Let us pray that we all will make courageous choices, the choices necessary for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, taking inspiration from our young people who are resolutely committed to this,” https://www.popesprayer.va/popes-prayer-intentions
Thought for the Day: We publish a ‘thought for the day’ every morning at 7am on the Diocesan Facebook page.
‘Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.’ (Rachel Carson)
21st September - International Day of Peace / Lá Idirnáisiúnta Tiomanta don Síocháin
21st September – World Alzheimers Day
23rd September - St. Padre Pio / Naomh Padre Pio
24th September – World Maritime Day
25th September - St. Finbarr
27th September - Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul / Féile Naomh Uinseann de Pól
29th September – Ss Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels
1st October - Feast Day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux / Féile Naomh Treasa as Lisieux, (St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, more popularly known as "the Little Flower.")
2nd October – The Guardian Angels
3rd October – 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time
4th October – St. Francis of Assisi
For more information on special days please see Attachment 4.
Higher Diploma in Theological Studies:
This programme, being offered by St. Patrick’s, Maynooth, will qualify to teach Religious Education and/or be a gateway to a masters in Theology or Pastoral Ministry. It is a Blended Learning H/Dip allowing you to accommodate your studies into your busy life with minimal on-campus experience. More information available at maynoothcollege.ie/hdip-in-theological-studies or direct email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 708 3964
Look Up Programmes for Transition Years:
Please see Attachment 2 from Veritas regarding the Look Up Programme for Transition Years.
The Season of Creation
Many thanks to Mary Kenny of the Derry Diocese for kindly sharing the material on the Season of Creation. See Attachment 1.
The Season of Creation began on the 1st of September and will run through to the 4th of October. The theme this year is “Restoring our common home”.
Season of Creation Resources
The Laudato Si’ group of the Bishop’s Conference have put together a series of resources for the Season of Creation.
The resources can be accessed here:
From Jonny Somerville, Scripture Union Resources Manager
I just wanted to send a quick email about the NUA:Origins Journal. We are soon going to print with it but I realise for a lot of you that purchasing physical journals may not be an option. So we have made a printable A4 version of the journal with less pictures and empty spaces to make it much easier for you to print and to save on paper. See Attachment 3. I attach it for you in this email and it will become part of the NUA:Origins package. Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.
- Season of Creation material from the Diocese of Derry
- Look Up Programme Information
- NUA: Origins Package.
- Attachment containing the usual links and resources. If you can add to this list, please forward all information to me.
- 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 email@example.com
To conclude …
Let us give thanks for the world around us.
Thanks for all the creatures, stones and plants
Let us learn their lessons and seek their truths,
So that their path might be ours,
And we might live in harmony, a better life.
May the Earth continue to live,
May the heavens above continue to live,
May the rains continue to dampen the land,
May the wet forests continue to grow,
Then the flowers shall bloom
And we people shall live again.
(Hawaiian indigenous prayer)