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Notice of Lux Edmundi Meeting

Date: 23 Feb 2016

Venue: Mardyke House, Cork

LUX EDMUNDI MEETING
CLEO OFFICE, MARDYKE HOUSE
7.45pm, TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY, 2016

“COME AND SEE”

 

“Ar scáth a chéile …”: Please feel free to invite a colleague to this meeting.

 

1.GOSPEL OF LIGHT AND BRIEF PERIOD OF SILENT PRAYER

2.THE LIFE AND CHARISM OF BLESSED EDMUND IGNATIUS RICE

A Companion to A Tree is Planted: No. 29, pp. 56-63

3.REFLECTION ON SOME ASPECT OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION

4. EVENING PRAYER

 

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RULE 68 OF THE RULES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOLS

68. Of all parts of a school curriculum Religious Instruction is by far the most important, as its subject-matter, God’s honour and service, includes the proper use of all man’s faculties, and affords the most powerful inducements to their proper use. Religious Instruction is, therefore, a fundamental part of the school course, and a religious spirit should inform and vivify the whole work of the school … (Department of Education, 1965, p. 38).

THE RESCINDING OF RULE 68 OF THE RULES FOR NATIONAL SCHOOLS

2. The Minister has decided to implement the recommendations of the Advisory Group of the forum [on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector] in relation to the Rules and as provided in the Rules has rescinded Rule 68 which concerned religious instruction in primary schools.
3. In relation to providing religious instruction that accords with the patronage of a school of a particular denomination or faith tradition the Minister considers that the mater can be informed by Section 15(2)(b) of the Education Act of 1998 and the functions of the board of such a school in relation to upholding the characteristic spirit of the school (Department of Education and Skills, CL 0009/2016, January, 2016)

FORTHCOMING

THURSDAY, 17-03-16: SOLEMNITY OF ST. PATRICK
SATURDAY, 19-03-16: SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH
SUNDAY, 20-03-16: PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION
THE EASTER TRIDUUM: HOLY THURSDAY, 24, TO HOLY SATURDAY, 26-03-16
SUNDAY, 27-03-16: EASTER DAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION
SUNDAY, 03-04-16: SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
MONDAY, 04-04-16: THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
THURSDAY, 07-04-16: MEMORIAL OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE