World Catholic Education Day – Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Every year, 40 days after Easter, Catholics across the globe give thanks for the gift that is Catholic education through the celebration of World Catholic Education Day.
Catholic education has served nations for centuries through teaching students in their faith. Throughout Canada, provinces, territories and diocese dedicate special days or weeks to celebrate Catholic education. In keeping with these celebrations, World Catholic Education Day is a time for Catholics around the world to take a moment to pause, reflect and pray on the gift that is Catholic education. Our theme for this year in our province was Rejoice and Be Glad – with Catholic Education we can do this each day!
MHCBE Staff & Students Wear Blue for Catholic Education
In collaboration with Catholic School Boards around the Province, MHCBE staff and students will wear blue to celebrate Catholic Education! Blue signifies constancy, fidelity, genuineness and aspiration and is especially associated with the Blessed Virgin. This is very appropriate as we celebrate Mary during the month of May.
Share your photos using #BlueForCatholicEd #IBelieveInCatholicEd #WeAreMHCBE.
A Prayer for Catholic Education
God of mercy,
We thank you for the gift of Catholic education.
We walk in faith and thanks, guided by those who have gone before us, who nurtured and sustained Catholic education.
We acknowledge that the promise of Catholic education is within us, that it is a promise that we live out in our families and communities and that it is a promise that we proclaim in acts of justice and compassion in word and deed.
We make this prayer that we may live out the promise of Catholic education for many more years to come.