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 priere
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
Each day throughout Catholic Education Week we will recognize each theme through prayer on our morning announcements. On Thursday morning, our school will gather to celebrate a liturgy and then we will participate in the HCDSB System Walk with Jesus and our own St. Brigid Walk with Jesus.
You are invited! Throughout Catholic Education Week each of our classes at St. Brigid School has prepared activities which will highlight how the students and staff at our school are Living as Joyful Disciples.
For all the details, please visit: St. Brigid Schedule – Catholic Education Week – 2019
We hope to see many of you during our school celebrations.