Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 5 to May 10, 2019, the Superior North Catholic Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values that underpin Catholic education.

The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is:

Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples
L’éducation catholique: Vivre en disciples joyeux

The 2019 Catholic Education Week 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, one for each day of Catholic Education Week and they are aimed at helping staff and students to reflect more fully on what Living as Joyful Disciples means to them.

The five sub-themes are:

  • 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

Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations and service activities.

We invite you to visit our schools during this special week and to participate in any of our activities as we celebrate Catholic Education Week 2019.