Teachers, catechists, principals and parish clergy from the Diocese of Meath attended workshops in Mullingar and Navan on 17-18 September, launching the new “Grow in Love 7” programme.
This catechetical programme, piloted last year in the Diocese of Meath, will be used in all 5th classes. An overview of the new programme was given by Amanda Smith from Veritas.
“Grow in Love” is the Religious Education series for Catholic primary schools. It is based on the Catholic Preschool and Primary Religious Education Curriculum for Ireland. This curriculum was approved by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and was granted recognitio from the Holy See in 2015.
The Grow in Love series uses current, child-friendly methodologies to teach children Christian doctrine, Scripture, morality and prayer. It makes a real and serious effort to reach out to parents through the children’s book, every other page of which should be done by families at home. Grow in Love also helps children to become aware that they belong to a parish family.
Pictured above are several teachers from Mullingar parish with Amanda Smith from Veritas.