This prayer book has prayers for each class in Primary School is available from our Faith Development Services . It has proved to be very popular with schools all over the diocese and throughout the country. Prayer_Book_BN

Traditional Prayers

Click on link to download – ‘Give Thanks to God’ prayer book

Over the years many teachers and parents have expressed an interest in having a Prayer Book that would detail the prayers taught in each class, the prayers of the Mass and some of the traditional prayers that children would enjoy learning to pray. We are now delighted to be able to make this Prayer Book available.

We are very grateful to Margaret Dooley and the parish team in Portlaoise for the original idea and for their willingness to share the work that they had already done on the book with the diocesan office.

We hope that schools/parishes/Boards of Managements might consider making copies of this Prayer Book available to students in their school.

It would make a nice welcome gift for Junior Infants, provide a way of marking First Eucharist and Confirmation or may be given to the whole student body.


The cost of a Prayer Book will be é1.50.

The cover and/or inside front cover can be personalized. This will incur extra costs.

If you wish to discuss this option or to order the Prayer Book, please contact Christine at

Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9164084
Fax: 059-9164020