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Catholic Education Week


Catholic Education Week

Happening May 2 - 7, 2021, the theme for Catholic Education Week 2021 is Nurturing Hope. 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.

The theme of Nurturing Hope has been inspired by the following considerations:

  • ​Recognition of the special Year of Laudato Si' which will run through May 24, 2021, announced by Pope Francis on May 24, 2020, the fifth anniversary of his papal encyclical, “On Caring for Our Common Home.”

  • In the face of the ongoing reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong desire by the planning committee, along with those consulted, and supported by feedback from the survey, for continuity with the theme for Catholic Education Week 2020, Igniting Hope, which has served so well during the spring recess from in-school instruction.

  • The challenges to personal and spiritual well-being posed by the uncertainty and physical isolation of the current global crisis makes the timing and the concerns of Mental Health Week, which takes place during the same week as Catholic Education Week, all the more relevant.

  • Ongoing recognition of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the relevance of Indigenous culture and spirituality to the spirit of Laudato Si.
Catholic Education Week Sub-Themes
The sub-themes for this year's Catholic Education Week are:

Monday: Preparing the Earth
Tuesday: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude
Wednesday: Cultivating Relationships
Thursday: Harvesting New Fruit
Friday: Marveling in Wonder

Province-wide Mass

Visit the St. Michael's Cathedral website for virtual broadcast of the province-wide Mass with Cardinal Collins​Date and time: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11 a.m.