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Catholic Education Week “Living as Joyful Disciples”

HWCDSB celebrates Catholic Education Week (May 5-10, 2019)

Close to two thousand students and staff from the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will gather at Cathedral High School on Monday, May 6 to kick off Catholic Education Week (May 5-10) with a 10:00 a.m. system-wide Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton.

While the Eucharistic Celebration is taking place at Cathedral High School, schools will be holding a simultaneous prayer service to mark Catholic Education Week. The activity is meant to unite schools in a shared celebration of all that we are and all that we believe.

Catholic Education Week is coordinated by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) to raise awareness about the unique dimension of Catholic education in Ontario.

During Catholic Education “we rejoice and celebrate the distinct contributions our Catholic schools make in the hearts and homes of our students, in our community and world,” said Catholic Education Week Co-chairs Rocco Valeri and Carolyn Schillaci Marini.

“Throughout Catholic Education Week, we prayerfully reflect on the commitment and responsibility we have in proclaiming the Good News of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples.” The overall scriptural theme is taken from Peter’s Gospel, “Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy” (1 Peter 1: 8).

Over the next week, a number of activities will be held at the system and school level that focus on how our young people grow in holiness and are formed as disciples of Christ.

These activities include an opening prayer service at each school, an Intermediate Scripture Reading Event, the annual Director’s Awards of Excellence for elementary students, a week-long community food drive, as well as a variety of school-based activities.

Parents, family and community members are invited to visit our schools during this special week and join in the many activities planned to celebrate Catholic Education Week 2019.

For more information, please visit the board and school websites.

Catholic Education Week activities for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board are posted under the Events Calendar.

Please visit individual school websites for a list of school-based activities.




Catholic Education Week  “Living as Joyful Disciples”
Catholic Education Week  “Living as Joyful Disciples”