We are pleased to announce that the Halton Catholic District School Board’s Theological Theme, “Do You Love Me?” (John 21:15-17) was launched in October, 2017.
Following the transformative question asked in the previous theme, “Who Do You Say That I Am?”, the new theme calls us to enter into the fullness of a deeper understanding and relationship with the Lord, asking, “Do You Love Me?”
This Focus on Faith Theme is derived from Scripture, informed by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and is inspired by John 21:15-17, in which Jesus repeatedly asks his beloved disciple Peter, “Do you love Me?”
Every 4 years, since 2007, a new Theological Theme is introduced to lead our Catholic learning environments, staff, curriculum, and faith community.
During the 2016-2017 school year, a new Board prayer and image were created to support the theme. The image was developed by a talented grade 12 student, Doreen, from St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School.
Theological Theme Inspiration
The image portrays a stained glass window with a tree symbolizing our Christian community. The branches turn into hands holding hearts, as we are the hands of God. The symbols within the hearts refer to the multitude of ways in which we can serve others. The cross at the top of the tree with hands folded in prayer, reminds us to keep our faith strong through prayer.
How will we incorporate our new Theological Theme?
“Do You Love Me?” will be delivered through Board-wide Faith Days, study sessions for students and staff, as well as weekly scriptures prepared by our Chaplaincy leaders. A committee will continue to work throughout the school year to provide on-going support to our Board community.