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 Religious Life of the School

The Religious Life of the School focuses on the second dimension of Religious Education, commonly referred to as "teaching people to be religious in a particular way" (Moran, 1991) and is comprised of four interrelated components:

Religious Identity and Culture

St Finbarr's derives its identity and culture from its Catholic Christian character. The school is called to be a real and living expression of the Church's pastoral mission in the world.

Evangelisation and Faith Formation

Evangelisation and faith formation are focused in an explicit way on the call to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to respond to it in daily life and to deepen personal understanding and faith.

Prayer and Worship

Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or a request for good things from Him. Worship is described as the adoration of God that may be expressed through praise, self-offering, sorrow or petition.

Social Action and Justice

At St Finbarr's, we provide many opportunities for our students and their families to engage with the Catholic Christian tradition and its rich spiritual practices. All significant feast days and celebrations of the Church's Liturgical Calendar and other major community events are celebrated with whole school Masses or Liturgies of the Word. The daily life of our school includes: prayer on morning line-up to start the day, Grace prayers, The Angelus at noon and prayers to end the day. It also includes: fortnightly prayer assembly, class and family masses as well as the timetabling of the mandatory hours of classroom based engagement with the Religion curriculum at the school.