Friday, 26 April 2013

Well Done Third Years!

Congratulations to our Third Years who are delighted to have completed their Junior Cert RE Journalwork. A wonderful achievement girls... Isn't it great to be finished with all that research and investigation? We hope you've learned lots about your chosen topic and discovered lots of different research techniques which will help you in the future. Hope you enjoy a good break after a busy week of practicals and write ups.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Welcome Back ....

A big welcome back to all our students and we hope you all had a lovely Easter break. To those of you who kept your Lenten promises - Well done and congratulations, you certainly earned your celebrations! Did you see the reports on Pope Francis washing the prisoners' feet on Holy Thursday? Definitely some interesting challenges for the ideals of Christian service coming our way.......

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Pope Francis is the 266th Pope since St. Peter. He has a long list of titles, which give a clue to his responsibilities. Below is a list of Pope Francis’ titles: 

Pope = from ‘Papa’ or ‘Father’.
Bishop of RomeBishop = a senior priest chosen to look after the clergy and laity of a Diocese (pronounced diosiss) on behalf of the Pope. The Diocese is also known as the See (seat) of a Bishop.
Vicar of ChristVicar = substitute (Christ’s representative on earth).
Successor of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal ChurchPontiff = from the Latin word ‘pons’ meaning ‘bridge’ (between Christ and his people).
Patriarch of the WestPatriarch = from the Latin word ‘Patris’ meaning ‘Father’ – his responsibilities extend over a much larger area than a Diocese, sometimes including several countries.
Primate of ItalyPrimate = the most senior Bishop of a country – usually called Cardinal.
Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Province of RomeArchbishop = a Bishop who looks after a Diocese or See of special importance.
Metropolitan = like an Archbishop but in the Eastern Catholic Church. Rome is where East and West meet.
Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City Sovereign = Ruler, King, Monarch.
Vatican City = The Vatican City is a country in its own right even though it is very small (about 2km square). In the political world community it operates like any other state.
Servant of the Servants of God

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Live streaming from St. Peter's

Here is a link to a live stream from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome - some of your R.E. teachers will show this live in class until the new Pope has been elected. Happy watching ;)

Live streaming from St. Peter's