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Religious Education

"The Glory of God is people fully alive"

(St. Iranaeus)





The aim of Religious Education in St. Comgall’s is to foster and deepen faith, to make faith active and alive.  As a Catholic school we share in the mission of the Church to bring Christ to the world, celebrating diversity and being inclusive to all.


We work together as a whole school community with indelible links made, fostered and nourished between home, school and parish. This is never more apparent than during the liturgical and sacramental initiation of the children.


Catechesis occurs through a structured Alive-O programme. Participation in this programme provides the children with:


  • A sense of their own goodness
  • A sense of being connected to others
  • A respect for self and others
  • A capacity to forgive and to be forgiven
  • A sense of celebration


Our chaplain works closely with the class teacher to prepare the children for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. These events are times of great celebration and joy! We also gather together as a community for school assemblies with parents being invited to special class assemblies.


Relationships and Sexuality Education occurs through the delivery of ‘The Wonder of my Being’ Diocesan programme and is presented as part of our Religious Education delivery. The programme is cumulative, helping children to strengthen, build and sustain relationships in their lives.


In St. Comgall’s we have charitable concern for others. We have close links with both Tocaire and St. Vincent de Paul, giving alms and procuring food for those in need throughout the year. We were delighted to receive a School Church Award for our community concern and outreach.


For us, respect for the dignity of the person is paramount. This belief influences all that we do, making our school distinct - influenced by the example of Christ.