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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.

If there’s a broken 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
tcosentino@rccdsb.edu.on.ca


NEW:  Catholic Education Week 2019 

Dates:  Sun May 5 – Fri May 10, 2019
Theme: Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples/L’éducation catholique: vivre en disciples joyeux
Scriptural Reference: “Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.”
(
1 Peter 1:8)

Daily Sub-themes:
Five sub-themes for Catholic Education:  Renewing the Promise/Renouveler la Promesse —
Monday: Rooted in Prayer/Enracinés dans la prière
Tuesday: Living in Community/Vivre au Coeur de la communauté
Wednesday: Doing Justice and Creating Hope/Semer la justice et inspirer l’espérance
Thursday:  Journeying Together in Faith/Cheminer ensemble dans la foi
Friday: Sharing the Good News/Partager la bonne nouvelle

Catholic Education Week Kits
Elementary
Complete Elementary Kit (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Elementary Lessons (from goodnewsforall.ca):
Day 1 Lessons
Day 2 Lessons
Day 3 Lessons
Day 4 Lessons
Day 5 Lessons
Secondary
Complete  Secondary Kit (RCCDSB-Adapted)

Daily Prayer Services on Powerpoint PDF (RCCDSB-Adapted) 
(Elmentary use, suitable for secondary)

NEW:  RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme Prayer:  Reverencing the Dignity of the Whole Person
NEW:  RCCDSB 2018-19 Board Theme Staff Prayer Service:  Reverencing the Dignity of the Whole Person 
Includes adult faith reflection questions on ACBO Pastoral Letter, Renewing the Promise.


NEW:  TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS BOOKLET

Bishop Mulhall has approved our Traditional Catholic Prayers booklet.
A copy will be given to each student and staff member in our Catholic school board during Catholic Education Week.
Individual prayers are digitally accessible (e.g., for smart board projection
) on our Traditional Catholic Prayers Page


NEW:  Renewing the Promise, Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education
(ACBO, Spring 2018)

RCCDSB Resources
Renewing the Promise. Reflection Resource for Catholic School Boards
(Renfrew County CDSB, 2018.  Suitable for use with staff, school councils and members of parish-home-school community)
ACBO Resources
Renewing the Promise, Educational Resources
(ACBO Fall, 2018. Contents: Discussion Guide, Personal Reflection Guide, Placemat, Discussion Guide PPT Presentation)
ICE Resources
Monographs
Heart, Head and Hands: A Framework for Considering Contemporary Issues in Catholic Education
(Identifies, addresses key themes which emerged from discerning conversations at November 2017 Renewing the Promise symposium)
Let the Gospels Lead the Way
(Addresses first theme emerging from Renewing the Promise symposium, invites focus on importance of bringing Gospel message alive in our schools)
Understanding and Cultivating Authentic Community
(Addresses second theme emerging from Renewing the Promise symposium, focuses on nature & importance of a trusting, collaborative community in our schools)
Inspiring Students to Love God More
(Addresses third theme emerging from Renewing the Promise symposium, highlights ongoing need to rekindle mission and values. Encourages educators to recognize the graced opportunity Catholic schools have to inspire students to love God more)
Developing Faith and Identity in our School Community
(Addresses fourth theme that emerged from Renewing the Promise symposium. Highlights ongoing need and and ways to develop faith and identity in our school communities)
Coming Monographs
The Hope in our Hearts
Courage on the Journey
Shepherding and Serving


New:  Secondary Religious Education Support Resources

(Downloadable from Institute for Catholic Education’s Resources for Secondary Teachers Page)
Grade 9: Discipleship & Culture (Open)
Grade 9:  Religious Education Resource Slide Presentation

Grade 10:  Christ & Culture (Open)
Grade 10:  Religious Education Resource Slide Presentation

Grade 11:  Faith & Culture (Open)
Grade 11:  Faith & Culture (University/College)
Grade 11:  Religious Education Resource Slide Presentation

Grade 12:  Church & Culture (Open)
Grade 12:  Forgiveness & Reconciliation Slide Presentation
Grade 12:  Sin – Definitions, Types, Diagrams Presentation

Grade 12:  Church & Culture (University/College)
Grade 12:  Church & Culture Gap Analysis for Text, In Search of the Good


New:  Daily Morning Reflections & Prayers for Monthly Virtues

(Perfect for AM announcements. 20 daily reflections with practical application to school life, ending in prayer. Elementary targeted, easily adapted for secondary use.)
Go to  MONTHLY VIRTUES RESOURCES on  Virtues, Equity & Inclusivity, Indigenous Education Page


New Pearson Canada Elementary Religion Program,
Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ

Digital portals
(Access codes required – available on board website, RCCDSB Staff section behind firewall)
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

Pembroke Diocese

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

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Last Update:  April 17, 2019

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