The Muiredach Cross Award

Muiredach Cross Pupil Enrolment Form

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

Peer Mentoring

Buddy Systems

Anti Bullying Programmes

New Pupil Support

2) School Faith Based Project

Prayer Group

Rosary Group

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

Church Devotions

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