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January Focus: Solidarity – How are we Church to the World?

“Solidarity is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the
misfortunes of people, but a firm and persevering determination to commit
oneself to the common good because we are all responsible for all.”
Sollicitudo Rei, Socialis #38, Pope John Paul II

During the month of January, our students and staff members will reflect upon and learn how to articulate the Focus on Faith theme of Solidarity, specifically reflecting on the essential question of How are we Church to the World?

The Halton Catholic District School Board is rooted in, and envisions education based on the true model of moral character, Jesus Christ. By incorporating gospel values into all of our pursuits, we work for the highest ideal of human character.  Christ-centered character formation in our schools is guided and supported by the unifying Catholic themes identified for each grade, and are drawn from the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church.

Our students exemplify this theme and essential question when we recognize that we are called to:

  • recognize that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers;
  • recognize that we are one human family, created in the image of God, regardless of ethnicity, creed, economic, or ideological differences;
  • understand that to love one’s neighbour has local and global implications in an interdependent world;
  • understand the Catholic Church’s position in interfaith dialogue;
Elementary PrincipalJanuary Focus: Solidarity – How are we Church to the World?