St. Peter CES will celebrate Catholic Education Week from Monday, May 6th, 2019 to Friday, May 10th, 2019. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.”
To see the calendar of events for Catholic Education Week at St. Peter CES, please click the following link:
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.
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 that we explore this year during Catholic Education Week:Rooted in Prayer
- Living in Community
- Doing Justice & Creating Hope
- Journeying Together in Faith
- Sharing the Good News
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.
For information on our major community evening event, please click the attachment below: