In Divine Word National School we are very proud of our Catholic ethos, as well as respecting all other religions and families of no faith. We have close connections with Marley Grange Parish and classes attend mass on a weekly basis. For more information please visit

We use the following resources as part of our Religious Education programme:

  • Grow in Love programme
  • Dublin Diocesan emails and resources
  • Bibles
  • Trocaire Lenten Resources
  • Daily prayers
  • Sacred Spaces

Every year we celebrate Catholic Schools Week in January, this week includes celebrating Grandparents Day. This year we will celebrate World Religion Day on the 17th January 2023 and Catholic Schools' Week on the 30th January to 3rd February 2023.

The Sacraments


Our teachers, parents and the Communion Team help prepare our second class pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. The children participate in the Do This in Memory Programme and prepare Communion scrapbooks. This year we will celebrate the children receiving their First Holly Communion on Saturday, 13th May 2023.


Our teachers, parents and the Confirmation Team help prepare our sixth class pupils for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children attend a retreat and prepare Confirmation scrapbooks. This year we will celebrate the children receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit on Friday, 28th April 2023.

Other Religious Occasions/Routines

  • We have a prayer service for the Junior classes and a Mass for the Senior classes for the new academic year every September
  • We celebrate Holy days such as Ash Wednesday with prayer services and masses.
  • We celebrate Advent with Nativity plays and a Carol Service in December.
  • Children often make St. Brigid’s Crosses in class at the beginning of February.
Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, D16 FF62
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