What is The Muiredach Cross Award?
The Muiredach Cross Award is a new faith development award of the Archdiocese of Armagh. Its primary aim is to create opportunities for our young people to put their faith into action. and to celebrate the excellent work currently being done throughout our schools and parishes. By developing their leadership skills we hope to enable our young people to become a positive influence on the spirit or ethos of their school, their parish/community. The Award will provide a solid platform for those who in later years may go on to take the Pope John Paul II Award.
The Project Areas involved.
Projects should compliment existing school activities and fall within the four project areas outlined below. Pupils participating in The Award are asked to work as a team to design and implement one project in each area.
1) General School Ethos
School Council Activities
Anti Bullying Programmes
New Pupil Support
2) School Faith Based Project
Special Masses Liturgies, Rosary, Murals etc.
Stations of The Cross
Celebration of Special Saints Days
School Pilgrimage Eg. Lourdes/Taize displays, talks etc.
3) Parish /Community Faith Based Project
Parish Rosary, Youth Council, Meal for Senior Citizens
Rosary Project for Homes
Exam Prayer Support
PowerPoint Communion Reflections
St Brigid’s Night (Cross Making and Prayer)
Inter Faith Activities
4) Justice Based Project
Shoe Box Appeals
St Vincent De Paul
Action Aid Romania
School Trocáire campaign
Any School Fundraising for charities
Humanitarian Issues and environmental projects