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Extraordinary Lives Start With a Great Catholic Education

Catholic Education Week


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This year's Catholic Education Week will be held May 5-10, 2024.

​Catholic Education Week begins on a Sunday to highlight the partnership that remains the foundation of Catholic education between our Catholic schools and local Catholic parishes.​

During Catholic Education Week, the èƵcelebrates the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada.

Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations, service activities, Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day and Catholic Education Week Provincial Mass.

Throughout Catholic Education Week, we reflect on the significance of Catholic education’s presence and contribution in our Church, and in our society.

We invite all members of our community, to participate in the celebrations and activities that will mark the celebration of Catholic Education Week in our schools.

The theme is 'We Are Called to Love".
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The five sub-themes for Catholic Education Week are:
Monday:                            As people of hope
Tuesday:                            As people of faith
Wednesday:                       As people of mercy
Thursday:                           As people of justice 
Friday:                                As people of joy 

Resources:

2024 Catholic Education Week Poster
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Colouring Sheet for Primary Students
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2024 Catholic Education Week Song (audio) – “We are Made for Love”


Events:

May 8 - Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day – Virtual Event for Students
Students across the province will also participate in the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association’s Ontario Catholic Student Youth Day on May 8. This seminar will be held virtually and includes a series of keynote speakers and interactive workshops. The event begins at 9:15 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m.

May 8 - Catholic Education Week Provincial Mass

The Catholic Education Week Provincial Mass will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Gerard Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines and President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario on May 8. All students, families, staff, trustees, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate "virtually" in this celebration of the Eucharist which will be livestreamed from the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria beginning at 11:00 a.m. Livestream Link


Social Media Campaign:

Show us how you are celebrating Catholic Education Week on social!

The èƵ(DPCDSB) will run a social media campaign as part of its Catholic Education Week celebration, asking students, staff, parents, trustees and alumni to share how they are celebrating Catholic education in their communities through photos, videos, quotes and artwork using the hashtag #DPCDSB_CEW.

We invite all members of our community, including our students, staff, parents/guardians, families, trustees and alumni, to participate in this social media campaign and share with us how they are celebrating this special week and Catholic education in our schools and communities.

To see how èƵschools are celebrating Catholic Education Week, follow us on X/Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


​​​​For more information about Catholic Education Week and to access OCSTA Resources, visit the OCSTA website​​​. ​










 






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