Third Year Revision – Section A

Hello 3A1 and 3A2

I hope everyone had a happy and enjoyable Christmas. It is now time to start revising for the Mock Exams. Buy a new revison copy for notes that you will make for each section of the course.

Let’s start with Section A: Communities of Faith.

Take two days to revise this section. Read and study chapters 1 – 4, paying attention to key terms, definitions and case studies. Make detailed notes in your revision copy under the following headings:

  • Meaning of community
  • Types of community
  • Roles in community
  • Importance of co-operation, communication, sharing
  • Breakdown in communities


  • Communities at work such as communities of faith in Ireland
  • Trocaire
  • SVP
  • Commitment, Service, Vision, Leadership
  • Difference between needs and wants


  • Communities of faith and leadership
  • Showing commitment to religious beliefs
  • Example – Loreto Order
  • Meaning of mission
  • Meaning of denomination
  • Another example – Church of Ireland


  • Leadership: Authoritarian, Democratic, Free reign
  • Leadership in Church of Ireland
  • Leadership in Roman Catholic Church
  • Roman Catholic – Pope, Cardinals, Archbishops, Priests, Laity


  • Relationships between Communities of Faith
  • Ecumenism
  • Taize
  • Sectarianism
  • Key to solving sectarianism: Tolerance and more…
  • Interfaith dialogue – World Council of Churches & World Peace Day


Make sure you know all the details of each of the bullet point headings above. Start revising today. More bullet point headings for Section B will be posted on Friday. Please remind your classmates to look at the blog.

Good luck everyone. Your hard work will pay off.