Next broadcast – 23rd Oct

23rd Oct 2013 starting at 11.55am – the programme will feature Monica Brown who has produced wonderful resources for celebrating spirituality with children through music, mime and dance.  During the programme she will be joined by her companion – Bubbles the Clown.

A longer version of this video will be available to watch on demand on iCatholic. The live programme will also be recorded so that it can be watched back at any time. iCatholic is designed to be a safe and trusted player solely for church content for the benefit of children, parents and teachers.

Monica Brown

Her music is sung all over the world by people of all ages in schools and parishes, in family homes and religious communities, in hospitals and prisons and places of gathering and celebration. Monica’s songs are touching the hearts of so many in the ordinary and far from ordinary moments of life. Her music is used to celebrate, to comfort, to heal and to give expression to the Sacred in people’s lives.

One of Australia’s most highly respected Christian composers and workshop facilitators, Monica is a teacher with additional studies in spirituality, pastoral guidance, liturgy and creative arts. She has been awarded a Masters Honours Degree in Education from the Australian Catholic University, having completed her thesis on spiritual development and the integration of creative process. Her expertise is in religious education, worship and ritual, and scripture story telling through the integration of creative process. Her highly acclaimed book, ‘Embodying The God We Proclaim – Ministering as Jesus Did’ reflects something of the depth of spiritual insight that typifies Monica’s ministry.

Monica has composed and recorded 16 collections of songs for children, youth and adults (including the universally appealing “One People One Land”) and has written and produced videos and other resources in the area of faith formation, liturgy and ritual

iCatholic live – 11th Oct 2013

This half hour programme was streamed live from Bishop’s House Carlow on 11th Oct 2013 starting at 11.55am.

The programme was hosted by Maeve Mahon and the main guest was Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

The programme also featured recordings from Bishop Foley NS in Carlow (the Angelus prayer and Ask the Bishop) along with a a 5 minute video from St Evin’s NS, Monasterevin explaining the great work they do to support the Children helping Children project for World Missions Ireland (wmi,ie)

We were delighted with the feedback from the programme and thank everyone for their support.

iCatholic is designed to be a safe and trusted player solely for church content for the benefit of children, parents and teachers.

The Technical Bit

If you had any issues with the last broadcast or you simply want to check that your system is ready for the next broadcast here are a few things to check beforehand.

1. Your Browser

We recommend that you download the Chrome browser or Firefox (both free) – you may have difficulties with outdated versions of Internet Explorer

2. Flash Media Player

We recommend that you download the latest Flash Media Player

3. Test your Broadband Speed

Its a good idea to test the broadband speed that you currently have in the school.

Take a note of the download speed that the speedtest result shows. Basic rule of thumb is 1MB download per classroom.

With a good broadband connection it is possible for a school to follow the live stream in multiple classrooms.  However, there will be a limit to this and we advise that you turn on one classroom at a time to check your maximum capacity.

If you need any assistance please contact or Tel: 059-9176725


We would welcome all feedback during the programme and afterwards as we are planning a regular schedule of programmes for schools.