Catholic Education Week: Living as Joyful Disciples

May 5th to 10th 2019

This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is “Living as Joyful Disciples.

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. 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 for each day of Catholic Education Week:

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)

St. Margaret has many activities happening this week which will highlight how the students and staff are Living as Joyful Disciples:

Monday May 6th:

Author Michael Wade visits grade 3 to 6 students.

Tuesday May 7th:

Grade 8 students participate in ‘Called to Belong” at St. Benedict

2:15 p.m.  Umbrella assembly and folk dance presentation (Parents and family members are welcome)

6:30 p.m. Folk Dancers presenting at Preston Arena

Wednesday May 8th:

All Day Jump Rope for Heart (Parents and family members are welcome)

1:40 p.m. Deacon Terry Blessing our new Rosary Garden

Thursday May 9th:

10:00 a.m. School Mass for grade JK-8 at St. Patrick Church (Parents and family members are welcome)

6:30 p.m. Catholic School Councils celebrating Mass at St. Benedict together

All week, during recesses, we will be selling ‘Rafikis’ bracelets in support of ‘Me To We’. Each bracelet is $10.00

We hope to see many of you during our school celebrations.

St. Margaret Staff