Important daily updates during Covid-19

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What we do…

The department has three main roles:

Advise and act for the Bishop and trustees on all matters pertaining to schools and colleges.
Advise and support the schools of the diocese in carrying out their mission as Catholic schools.
Provide information and advice to the Catholic community on the provision of Catholic education and access to it.

Bishop Declan has a special message of thanks for all our Head Teachers in this time of Lockdown.

Service for Pupil Chaplaincy and Education Mass

Commissioning of the Chaplaincy Teams

The Commissioning of Chaplaincy Teams will be celebrated in a different way this year.  We have tried to make the recorded service as interactive as possible. The service begins with a chaplaincy report from schools and colleges in the diocese. This is also available as a ppt on the website. Please choose a student or child to read the opening prayer, reading and psalm. Bishop Declan invites a representative from your school to give out the certificates and badges on his behalf.

We thank all the Chaplaincy Teams for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Let the light of Jesus inside you burn brightly for all to see.

Order of Service for Pupil Chaplaincy 2020: Service for Pupil Chaplaincy 2020

PowerPoint of the Chaplaincy Report: Chaplaincy Report

Blank Chaplaincy Certificate: Chaplaincy Certificate blank

Education Mass

The last academic year has been extraordinary in Education. It is therefore important that we continue to celebrate the annual Mass that brings our school community members together as a diocesan family. As the Mass has been recorded this year we will come together at different times during Staff and Governors meetings or in classes at school. There will be an opportunity for all governors, staff and chaplains to renew their commitment to Catholic Education. We thank you all for your hard work, initiative and imagination that has enabled our schools and colleges to stay open.

Education Mass order of service: Education Mass November 2020



Here you will find updates from the Director and all Newsletters


Resources for Governors

R E Teaching Resources

Find resources for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Chaplaincy


Find out about all the courses we offer

RE Inspections

Here you will find Denominational Reports (S48) for all our schools


Find out about our partnerships

October is the month of the Rosary

October 7th is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary and the month of October is traditionally the month of the rosary. Our Lady encouraged people to say the Rosary when appeared to them, promising her special protection and the greatest graces. Saint Francis de Sales said that the greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.

On the PowerPoint presentations you will find information about Our Lady and the Rosary. There are prayers you can say, reflections and activities you can do to guide you as you pray to Our Lady.

When you pray the Rosary you learn about the life of Jesus and it brings you closer to God

Presentations here

Ideas for celebrating Black Saints

We can learn so much from saints, people who have chosen to follow God’s direction in their lives.

Each of these black saints is a role model. Some were slaves and were treated cruelly by their masters, some were abused because of the colour of their skin.

Each of them encountered God and then spent their lives being an inspiration to others. I hope you find their stories as moving as I did.


Presentations here

Season of Creation

A series of PowerPoint presentations done by our Schools and Colleges department for your use.

They are accompanied by a PDF document explaining the presentation and are made for different ages!

Presentations here

Meet the staff

Here we are:

Director for Schools and Colleges

Mrs Colleen Collett B.Ed,

RE Adviser

Ms Louise White,

Departmental Officer

Mrs Jenny Fitzgerald,

Department Administrator

Mr Graham Tiley,

Governance Officer

Mr Bill McEntee,

Schools Partnership Officer

Mr Paul Kehoe,