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RCCDSB Religious Education & Family Life Resource Office

Located at
Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
299 First Avenue
Pembroke, ON
K8A 5C3

Loanable resources to support Religious Education & Family Life programs:
Adult Faith, Advent-Christmas, Catholic Education, Church Teaching, Family Life, Jesus, Lent-Easter, Liturgy, Mary, Morality, Religious Education, Sacraments, Saints & Heroes, School Prayer, Scripture, Social Justice, Teacher Resource.

This website is in a rebuilding process after being attacked and damaged.  Files and links will be added back in over time. If there’s a link or file you can no longer find, just email or call and I’ll do my best to locate it for you.

Tony Cosentino
Religious and Family Life Education Resource Teacher
Tel: 613-732-2248
Fax: 613-732-8372

Funds Request for Famine in South Sudan, NE Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen

The Canadian government has launched a Famine Relief fund to respond to the severe famine affecting South Sudan, NE Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.  20 million people are in danger of dying after having fled their homes due to armed violence and severe drought.  Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has responded with a letter to Canadians requesting funds.  They are present in the region and working closely with the most vulnerable populations in these areas.  Donations made to Development and Peace and Caritas for the Famine Relief Fund before June 30th will be matched by government funds.  Development & Peace’s Famine Relief Fund Page has further details.  Donation forms can be downloaded here.  Development & Peace lesson plans to address this famine crisis through various parts of the K-12 curriculum are posted below:
Grades K – 3 : Emergency Relief
When Environmental Disaster Strikes. Love is in Community (particip)action.
Grades 4 – 6 : Emergency Relief
How to Help in an Emergency. Considering the most vulnerable members in society when responding to emergency crises.
Grade 7: Emergency Relief
Solidarity in Emergency Relief. How can a community rebuild effectively after an environmental disaster?
Grades 11 – 12 : Emergency Relief
Solidarity in Global Emergencies
Understanding how long-term development and emergency aid and relief go hand-in-hand in
responding to environmental disasters in the Global South.

Catholic Education Week 2017

New Pearson Canada Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ Series

Pearson’s Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ (GFGC) series is replacing the CCCB’s Born of the Spirit Religious Education program.  Renfrew County Catholic School board has purchased full Grade 1 – 3  programs.  This includes:
– print materials (manuals, texts, big books, posters)
– licenses for digital resources (text, interactive student materials, adult faith modules for teachers).
We will continue with our system-wide purchases each year as new grades are published.
Web Portals for Program Resources (licensed access codes required)
Teacher Website
Student Website
Parish Website

Curriculum Policy Documents
Elementary Religious Education      Links and Resources:  Religious Education – Programs Page
Elementary Family Life Education   Links and Resources:  Family Life Education – Programs Page
Secondary Religious Education & Family Life Education
Downloadable from Institute for Catholic Education’s  Catholic Curriculum Page

Bishop Michael Mulhall’s Pastoral Letter on Euthanasia
(Pembroke Diocese, September 2016)

Last Update:  June 28, 2017