During the week of April 30 to May 5, 2017 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made in our communities. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society the fundamental values that underpin Catholic education.
The theme for this year's Catholic Education Week is Catholic Education: Walking Forward Together
The 2017 CEW theme and its five sub-themes are drawn from three contemporary Catholic documents that address the need for reconciliation and renewal – in our lives, with our families, in our relationships with others and in our relationship with our environment and our common global future.
There are five sub-themes, one for each day of Catholic Education Week and they are aimed at helping staff and students to reflect more fully on what Walking Forward Together asks of them.
The five sub-themes are:
Day 1: Walking Forward Together with God / Aller de l'avant avec Dieu
Day 2: Walking Forward Together with Our Families / Aller de l'avant avec nos familles
Day 3: Walking Forward Together with Others / Aller de l'avant avec les autres
Day 4: Walking Forward Together with Creation / Aller de l'avant avec la Création
Day 5: Walking Forward Together in Hope / Aller de l'avant dans l'espérance
Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations and service activities.
Board wide Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Belleville.
Message from Most Rev. Brendan O'Brien, Archbishop of Kingston: