Catholic Schools’ Week takes place nationally from Sunday 30th of January until Saturday 5th of February. During Catholic Schools Week we are offered the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that Catholic Education makes to the wider community and the people who make up the living and vibrant faith communities which characterise our schools.
The theme is inspired by the Pastoral Letter of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland, which was published on 20 March 2010. In section 9 Pope Benedict directly addresses the children and young people of Ireland.
- “He (Jesus Christ) loves you and he has offered himself on the cross for you.”
Pope Benedict encourages you to:
- “seek a personal relationship with him … because he will never betray your trust. He alone can satisfy your deepest longings and give your lives their fullest meaning … Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and his goodness, and shelter the flame of faith in your hearts.
St Mary’s CBS will be marking the contribution of Christ in the foundation of the our school and the consequent education of our students’ both past and present by holding daily prayer services in the school for each individual year group.
Also, 6th year students will be actively involved in Wednesday’s celebration of the Eucharist at 10am. The mass itself then will be watched via live streaming on the internet in the school. A presentation will then be put on in the Parish Centre informing the congregation of school life in St Mary’s.