Together at One Altar is a resource for school aged children in years F-12 in Australia to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in the Eucharist

 

Background

Together at One Altar has been developed for school age children in years F-12 in Australia .

The project began with the need to provide a comprehensive resource for Primary and Secondary students to introduce the new translation of the Roman Missal and, at the same time, provide a working catechesis on the Eucharist.

The contents of this resource outline what students need to know at each year level that will develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their ‘full, active and conscious participation’ in its celebration.

This resource is liturgically focused and therefore not attempting to be a comprehensive theological study of the Eucharist, but there is obviously theological content.

As teachers use this resource with their students, it is strongly recommended for their own professional development that they have recourse to the DVD-ROM Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ.

There are obvious synergies between Together At One Altar and Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ and these need to be carefully calibrated, particularly when using this website with upper secondary students.

 

Useful Links

The Holy See
http://www.vatican.va

Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL)
http://www.icelweb.org

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference National Liturgical Council
http://www.catholic.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1893&Itemid=436

Become One Body One Spirit in Christ
http://www.becomeonebodyonespiritinchrist.org

2012 Eucharistic Congress – Pastoral preparation
http://www.iec2012.ie/index.jsp?p=100&n=109
 

 

The Structure of the Site

Material was prepared by the Writing Team for each of the four age range groupings:- F-3, 4-6, 7-10 and 11-12. The material is grouped according to the four themes that correspond to the five pathways in Become One Body, One Spirit In Christ (Explore, Craft, Celebrate, Live).

These four themes take an inquiry –based approach to the material presented on the website with an overarching question at both primary and secondary level that captures the focus of the material.

A website visitor selects the material they wish to view (according to age range grouping or pathway) and is also presented with related material on that topic.

The material is structured in the following format, forming a learning object on a particular theme or topic:-

Rich Media Focus Element
A graphic, interactive, animation or video element which acts as the principle point of engagement.

Supporting Content
Supporting text based content appears below the focus element with additional associated imagery and media where these have been provided.

Activities
Reflection and Discussion Questions as well as associated Learning Activities based on the material above appear here.

Further Resources
Specific resources in the form of web links and other references may be highlighted to help further exploration of the topic.

Related Objects
The base of the page provides links to other objects within the system that relate to the content and age group.

From the entry point into each pathway, the website visitor can also access other support material:

Resources
A repository of resources to support curriculum development and encourage deeper exploration is provided, giving quick access to the materials on the site.

Glossary
An index of liturgical terms explaining words used in and related to the celebration of Mass.

Teachers' Notes
A catalogue of suggested approaches for using in the learning objects in classroom situations (currently in development).  

 

AcknowledgEments
 

National Catholic Education Commission

Mrs Therese Temby, Chair

Dr William Griffiths, CEO

Religious Education Committee Members:
Most Rev Gerald Holohan, Chair
Bishop of Bunbury

Ms Philomena Billington
Catholic Education Office - Sandhurst

Mr Ernie Christie
Catholic Education - Townsville

Mr Tony Byrne
Catholic Education Office - Melbourne

Ms Mary Kenyon
Catholic Education Office - ACT

Ms Helen Healy
Catholic Education Office - Hobart

Ms Margaret Hughes
Catholic Education Office - Darwin

Mr John McGrath
Catholic Schools Office - Broken Bay

Ms Anne McLean
Council of Catholic School Parents NSW

Mr Tony O'Byrne
Principal Aquinas College

Mr Wayne Bull
Catholic Education Office - Perth

Ms Ann Maree Whenman
Diocese of Broken Bay

Dr William Griffiths
National Catholic Education Commission

Mr Michael Vial
SA Commission for Catholic Schools

 

Project Consultant:
The Rev. Peter G. Williams Executive Secretary,
Bishop’s Commission for Liturgy

 

Project Convenor:
Sr Kerry Willison RSM Director of Liturgy,
Archdiocese of Perth

 

Writing Team:

Kerry Rush, Senior Education Officer
Catholic Education Office Brisbane

Catherine Place, Resource Project Officer
Catholic Education Office Melbourne

Trish Murray, Education Officer Prayer & Liturgy
Catholic Education Office Melbourne

Sr Rose Duffy csb, Assistant Director
Catholic Education Office Sale

Stuart Baker, Principal
St Gabriel’s School, Enfield South Australia

Debra Sayce, Director of Religious Education
Catholic Education Office Western Australia

Diana Alteri, Religious Education and Curriculum Team
Catholic Education Office Western Australia

Joanne Harris, Religious Education Consultant
Catholic Education Office Western Australia

Fraynework Multimedia

Project Advisor:
Sr Adele Howard RSM

Project Manager and Writer:
Anne Walsh

Creative and Technical Director, Interactive:
Steve Darmody

Researcher and Writer:
Sarah Freyne

Production Co-ordinator, Interactive:
Lira Cortes-Jones

Production Team, Interactive:
Adam Hengstberger, Lead Designer
Arthur Lipscombe, Lead Programmer (ColdFusion)
Matthew Simpson, Lead Programmer (Flash)
Cezary Kasprzyk, Lead Front-end Developer
Michael Hughes
Johnny Xu
Liam McCrory
Nic Berces

Production Team, Video and Audio:
Anne Walsh
Steve Doyle
Damian Howard
Chris De Souza
Simon Hearn
Danny O’Loughlin
Peter Zakharov

Video and Audio Support (Voiceover):
Peter Byrne
Abi Richardson
Molly Richardson
Oscar Richardson

Project Support:
David Prestidge
Clive Rumble
Emily Price
Sue Power

Still Photography:

Casamento Photography

 

 

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
 

 

Eucharistic Celebration

Fr Cameron Forbes, Celebrant
Mr Dario Juric, Server

Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy Vic
Sr Mary Moloney RSM, Principal
Year 7 Green
Ms Andrea Luscombe
Ms Natalina Ambrosini

Marcellin College, Bulleen Vic
Mr Mark Murphy, Principal
Mr Russell Melenhurst
Year 7.1

Demonstration Class

Br Anthony Robertson FMS

Year 10 students of:

Catherine McAuley Westmead NSW
Ms Margery Jackman, Principal

Parramatta Marist High School NSW
Br Patrick Howlett FMS, Principal

Henessey Catholic College, Young NSW
Dr Peter Webster, Principal

Maria Kirkwood, CEO Melbourne
Fiona Power, Editor, Kairos Catholic Journal
Fr Graeme Duro SSS
Jeanette Mentha, Director of Mission Programs, Columban Mission Centre
Jenny Kennedy, CEO Sandhurst
Julie Moran, CEO Brisbane
Marguerite Buckley, Brigidine Secondary Schools Council
Sr Rosemary Crumlin RSM, Art adviser
Stephanie Thomas, Communications Consultant
Tracey Lacoon, Religious Education Consultant, CEO South Australia
 

 
 

Additional Content and Photos
 

Additional Content:

Marguerite Buckley,
Brigidine Secondary Schools Council

Sr Rosemary Crumlin RSM,
Art Adviser

The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia, 2009-2010

The Catholic Community in Australia
www.catholicaustralia.com.au


Additional Photos:

Fraynework Multimedia
David Ahern, CEO Melbourne Vic
Fiona Power, Editor, Kairos Catholic Journal
Fr Graeme Duro SSS
Gavin Blue Photography
Gold Museum Ballarat / The Sovereign Hill Museum Association / Ballarat Historical Society Collection
Jeanette Mentha, Director of Mission Programs, Columban Mission Centre
Jenni Kennedy, CEO Sandhurst
Jenny Close CEO Brisbane
Judith Foster CEO Brisbane
Julie Moran, CEO Brisbane Qld
National Library of Australia
Pier Giorgio Frassati Asociation
Sr Anne McMillan RSM
Stephanie Thomas, Communications Consultant
Tracey Lacoon, Religious Education Consultant, CEO South Australia
JTWBW8, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.
MMKBW1 A young Mary, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.
MMKBW7 Mary 1890, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.
MMKBW9 Mary In 1898, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.
MMKT6 Mary 1882®, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.
Sands and Kenny, Sisters of St Joseph Congregational Archives. Used with permission of the Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph. Must not be reproduced without permission of the Trustees.

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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
 

© 2011 National Catholic Education Commission. All rights reserved. All materials (text, graphics, photographs, drawings, audio, video, music, animations) contained within the Together at One Altar website are subject to copyright. It is prohibited to copy, make for sale, hire, distribute, broadcast, transmit, publish, publicly perform or adapt this website or any part of it, unless authorised in writing by the Producers (Fraynework).