A Day for Religion Teachers: Esker, April 23rd

ESKER REDEMPTORIST RETREAT CENTRE

presented

A Day for Religion Teachers

Saturday April 23rd, 2016.

This day was a great success for all who took part in it. The teachers did not want to leave, at the end of the day! Noel Keating was a great help in resourcing the group with materials for introducing the skills of mindfulness and meditation into Second level classrooms.

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Take a day apart in the beautiful surroundings of Esker with Noel Keating from Christian Meditation Ireland and the Esker Youth Team.  Use it as precious time to reflect, meditate, walk in the woods and meet other teachers.  Leave nourished and refreshed with resources on Christian meditation and liturgy and prayer in the classroom and the school community.

Time: 9.30- 3.15pm

Cost: €35 ( including scones/ lunch)

9.30:                      Registration and Morning Prayer

10-11:                     Workshop 1:  Christian Meditation- An Introduction.

Noel Keating. ( Christian Meditation Ireland)

11-11.30:               Tea and scones

11.30-12.30:       Workshop 2: Christian Meditation and Young People: A Module for Schools.

12.30-1.15:            LUNCH

1.15-2.15:               Pilgrim Walk around Esker.  John Oakley

2.15-3.00:              Liturgy and prayer resources for use in the classroom. (Graduation and exam mass resources included  ) Lizzie Harrison

3.00-3.15                Final Prayer

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Please post  the attached slip by Friday April 15th to  Lizzie Harrison, Youth Ministry Co-ordinator, Redemptorist Retreat Centre,  Esker, Athenry, Co Galway or email to  : lizzie@redemptoristsesker.ie  Numbers will be limited to twenty teachers.

I will be present at A Day for Religion teachers in Esker Redemptorist Retreat Centre on Saturday the 23rd April from 9.30- 4pm.

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NOEL KEATING

 

Noel Keating is no stranger to this area having served on the board of Management of Presentation Secondary School, Athenry.  Noel has offered to present a workshop which will explain the origins of Christian Meditation.  He will present us with a module which can be used with transition years but also adapted to other year groups.  He will also give us an experience of Cristian meditation to send us out renewed with the tools necessary to develop our own practice of Christian Meditation.

Noel Keating (Christian Meditation Ireland) has prepared a comprehensive module for Meditation with Transition Year Students, as part of his research as he works towards obtaining his PhD in this area:

 As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family.” Pope Francis.

John Oakley: As a part time farmer, and retreat facilitator with the Esker Youth Ministry Team John has a spirituality that is in tune with mother Earth.  He will bring you on an experiential journey around the beautiful grounds of Esker.

Lizzie Harrison: Having spent many years as a Chaplain and RE teacher and now as Co-ordinator of the Esker Youth Ministry Team Lizzie has a wealth of experience in Prayer and Liturgy to share.

 

As this material is built on a wealth of research already undertaken by Noel, working with students and schools at Primary level, I am sure that this material will be very helpful when engaging our young people in this powerful form of prayer. Noel has kindly offered to be available for a workshop to introduce the module content to teachers, to enhance familiarity etc.

As this material is built on a wealth of research already undertaken by Noel, working with students and schools at Primary level, I am sure that this material will be very helpful when engaging our young people in this powerful form of prayer. Noel has kindly offered to be available for a workshop to introduce the module content to teachers, to enhance familiarity etc.

 

 

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