Catholic Education Week: Living as Joyful Disciples
May 5 - 10th, 2019
Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week.
This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be celebrated during the week of May 5 – May 10.
In the section of the Ontario Bishops' letter 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.”
The five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples are:
Rooted in Prayer
Living in Community
Doing Justice and Creating Hope
Journeying Together in Faith
Sharing the Good News
Catholic Education Week Prayer
Loving God, We thank you for our Catholic school community where we can journey in faith together. Help us to accompany each other in our learning as we grow, living as joyful disciples of Jesus and bringing good news to the world. May your love speak to our hearts, helping us to bring hope to others and a commitment to justice in all we do. We make this prayer through Jesus, our Lord and teacher. Amen.
Everyone is encouraged to check out the activities happening in your local Catholic School communities! All are welcome!
We Need You - Speak up for Catholic Eduation
Your voice and action is needed today. It is time to "Speak Up For Catholic Education" and protect what we value.
"Our [Catholic] communities celebrate what matters most – inclusivity, diversity, excellence and faith.
Our schools produce graduates who are responsible citizens, caring family members and collaborative contributors to the common good of society.
These are values that we celebrate and share with all Ontarians."
from Together in Faith
Each of our schools is distinctively named in honour of one of our many saints or using one of the titles in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Our Lord.
Our School Feast Days are great opportunities to remember who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going in Christ and through the Holy Spirit.
Holy Angels: October 2
Holy Saviour: There is no formal Feast of the Holy Saviour in the church calendar, but a good alternative would be the Feast of Christ the King, the last
Sunday in Ordinary Time, which falls this year on November 26.
Our Lady of Fatima: May 13
Our Lady of Lourdes: February 11 (Also World Day of Prayer for the Sick)
Saint Brigid: February 1
St. Edward (the Confessor): October 13
St. Hilary: January 13
St. Joseph: March 19
St. Martin of Tours: November 11 (Also Remembrance Day)
Catholic Virtues "Caught in the Act"
Holy Angels School Catholic Virtues Caught in the Act
Although respect is the virtue for the month for September, this Grade 2 student, is "Caught in the Act" of helping his classmate tie his shoes!
At Holy Angels, we celebrate getting "Caught in the Act" - demonstrating any of the virtues regardless of the monthly focus.
Holy Angels Catholic School's hope is to empower our students to be leaders ... to be stewards of Christ.
One kind gesture could be such a big deal! This act of kindness shows compassion and empathy for others. A kind gesture such as this helps the students
build relationships and trust with each other and ensures a positive start to the morning. Helping each other also helps build confidence and
leadership in our students.
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things". Saint Mother Teresa
Congratulations to all Superior North Catholic District School Board Grade 8 Graduates!
On behalf of Superior North Catholic District School Board Trustees and Staff we wish you all the best in your future endeavours! We are so proud of the
Catholic leaders you have become!
Pictured below is the Holy Angels Catholic School Graduating Class of 2017. On the left is Kim Figliomeni, principal of Holy Angels, Grade 8 Teacher, Rob
Fenton and on the right is Father Sawchuk.
Pictured Below is a St. Brigid Catholic School Graduate of 2017. Joanne Hoffman is the principal of our Nakina school and Ben Jewiss is the
grade 8 teacher.