Theme for the Year: Catholic Education: We are Many, We are One
L’éducation catholique: À plusieurs, nous sommes un
Background on the theme: (as provided by OCSTA)
The theme for Catholic Education Week 2023, We are Many, We are One, was inspired by the following considerations:
Ø The Church worldwide has embarked on a synodal process, “a synod on synodality,” which centres on intentional listening: listening to each other and listening to the Holy Spirit. We have each been asked to actively reach out and listen to the voices and experiences of people where they are and consider what steps the Holy Spirit is inviting us to take as we walk together. As the Catholic Bishops of Ontario highlighted in Renewing the Promise, “It is about taking the time to walk alongside one another, to listen and to teach, and in doing so, to transform.”
- Ongoing recognition of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the relevance of Indigenous culture and spirituality will continue to move us forward.
- The Ministry of Education’s focus on Inclusion and Equity resonates with all educators and administrators as we desire to serve all of God’s children and Pope Francis’ encyclical entitled, Fratelli Tutti, will guide us in this good work.
- The challenges to personal and spiritual well-being posed by the uncertainty 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.
Pastoral Plan 2022 - 2023
2022-2023 JAG CHAPLAINCY
Chaplaincy Leader: Ms. Pereira-Room 319 x74319