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Catholic Education Week 2019

Catholic Education Week 2019
Posted on 04/08/2019
Catholic Education Week 2019

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.

The 2019 theme was inspired by three sources: Renewing the Promise, The Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education from the Bishops of Ontario; Gaudete et exsultate, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on the Call to Holiness; and Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, the October 2018 Synod of Bishops. Mindful of the Synod on Youth, the theme and sub-themes are very much directed to the young people in our schools, especially in their growth in holiness and their formation as disciples of Christ through the discernment of their vocational pathways. In the section of Renewing the Promise entitled, “A Community that Forms Joyful Disciples,” we read, “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

 There are five sub-themes for each day of Catholic Education Week:

                                    Day 1:             Rooted in Prayer

                                                            Enracinés dans la prière

                                    Day 2:             Living in Community

                                                            Vivre au coeur de la communauté

                                    Day 3:             Doing Justice & Creating Hope

                                                            Semer la justice et inspirer l’espérance

                                    Day 4:             Journeying Together in Faith

                                                            Cheminer ensemble dans la foi

                                    Day 5:             Sharing the Good News

                                                            Partager la bonne nouvelle

Every year, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides our Catholic schools with a resource kit to help schools prepare for Catholic Education Week. Using these resources, as well as our own developed activities, we have prepared a series of activities, which will highlight how the students and staff at our school are Living as Joyful Disciples.

 We hope to see many of you during our school celebrations.