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Catholic Schools Week 2021

Theme: ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. 

Catholic Schools Week, established at a national level, is an annual celebration of our Catholic schools both at primary and post-primary level. The theme for this year is particularly relevant given the pandemic experience that is affecting the entire country. Some of this years events were compromised such as Grandparents day and the local Choral Festivals with massed choirs, however many schools used the resources as part of home schooling. 

Day 1: Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith.
Day 2: Catholic Schools: Communities of Learning
Day 3: Catholic Schools: Communities of Love
Day 4: Catholic Schools: Communities of Resilience
Day 5: Catholic Schools: Communities of Hope.

 

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..... Communities of Faith

‘Our humanity, our community response, our faith and our dedication has served as a beacon for many during the darkness and difficulty of the last few months. Let us keep this beacon burning brightly to make sure no one is left alone as we forge a new normal in our lives.’

 

Deacon Brian Williams (reported in the Irish Catholic 18/6/20)

..... Communities of Learning

"Hope and a future presuppose memory. The memory of our elderly people sustains us as we journey on. The future of society is rooted in the elderly and in the young: the latter, because they have the strength and are of the age to carry history ahead; the former, because they are a living memory." Pope Francis

..... Communities of Love

"Christ Has No Body Now But Yours Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours." Teresa of Avila

..... Communities of Resilience

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

Nature teaches us that growth can happen in the most unlikely places. Hope can help our personal growth, our growth in faith, our growth in community.

..... Communities of Hope

"No matter where God has planted you, hope. Always hope. Believe in the existence of the most noble and beautiful truths and trust that God, through the Holy Spirit, is ushering everything toward the good, toward Christ’s embrace. Believers are not alone in their faith. There are others who hope, too. The world goes on thanks to the vision of many people who created an opening, who built bridges, who dreamed and believed, even when they heard words of derision around them."

Pope Francis