Click on the links below to view & download our Advent & Christmas resources:
Advent 2016: Have a Prayerful, Magical and Joyful Family Advent & Christmas – easily adaptable for school use, this resource has been kindly shared by Frank Brown (Clondalkin PPW)
Advent: Time for Mercy! – A Variety of Daily Reflections for the Season, Ideas and Challenges prepared by Pamela McLoughlin (Veritas)
Advent Wreath Activity Centre – this handout could be used with students to explain the origins of the Advent wreath and engage them in the activity of creating their own Advent wreath.
Christmas Carol Service 2016 – with special thanks to Pat Larkin, lately retired from St. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School.
To adapt the content for Gaelscoil use, see this selection of amhráin na nollag , kindly shared by Sr. Mairéad Ní Bhuachalla.
From Igniter Media: A Child is Born God With Us & Joy Also from Igniter Media: Advent Videos
Christmas Carol Service 2015 – with special thanks to Paula Finnegan
Further sample Carol Services: Option 1 & Option 2 – with special thanks to Aisling Reigh
CAFOD Advent Calendar for Young People 2016 & CAFOD Advent for Children 2016
Check out this PowerPoint also from Cafod: Advent Calendar 2016 – A Challenge for Every Day of Advent
Advent/Christmas YouTube Playlist prepared by Ian Callanan
FaithArts by Brendan O’Regan also has some lovely items for Advent: FaithArts Advent Page
Jared Dees, creator of the Religion Teacher shares this extensive list of Advent resources and activity suggestions
Hearing, Happening, Hoping Series for Advent 2016
World Mission Ireland/Children Helping Children Resources
The Liturgical Calendar Resources & Resources on the Liturgical Calendar from Rita Scannell
Advent PowerPoint & Teacher’s Notes
Advent & Christmas from RE: Source NI
Advent Prayer Service & The Power of Love 1 Corinthians 13 Christmas Version Video
Advent Calendar PowerPoint & Advent Calendar PowerPoint non-animated
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary Resources
Reconciliation Ceremony for before Christmas as Gaeilge: Deasghnáth Athmhuintearais roimh Nollaig
Ceremony at the Crib as Gaeilge: Searmanas ag an gCró Nollag
Further Advent & Christmas WebLinks:
Busted Halo Advent Calendar 2016
Appleseeds.org Christmas Quotes & Blessings & Prayers
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference – Advent Resources
RE: Quest Advent Resources & Activities
“Waiting for Jesus” (YouTube Video): This slide show with music by Mumford & Sons is designed to be used in Post-Primary R.E. classrooms & at services during Advent. I hope you & your students enjoy it and you should try making your own at www.animoto.com. If you don’t have access to YouTube you can watch it here: Advent “Waiting for Jesus” Video.
November Remembrance Resources