Catholic Schools Week 26th January-2Feb

As Irish society changes, it is important that we
reflect on the unique contribution of Catholic
schools to our collective goal of education. Catholic
schools off er a view of the world as the gifts of God’s
creation. We are called to be co-creators of love and
joy in the world, thus sharing God’s love. We are
called to be stewards of the environment, with a
responsibility to protect the environment around us
for future generations.

While each Catholic school shares the profound
commitment to this vision, every school lives out
this message diff erently. God’s creation is an ecology
of relationships. We have the unique gift of being
able to care for ourselves, for others and for the
environment around us. We have a relationship with
each of these. Jesus teaches us to love one another as
he has loved us. This week, we celebrate the gifts and
talents we have in living out Jesus’ teaching.
Saint Paul writes in his first letter to the Corinthians; ‘For
just as the body is one and has many members, and all
the members of the body, though many, are one body,
so it is with Christ’. This year, we celebrate how we are
each called to promote peace, unity and harmony in the
world, in our words, thoughts and actions. In caring for
others, the environment and ourselves, we learn to
live in harmony with God’s creation.

Themes for this year

Monday: Living in Harmony with God
Tuesday: Living in Harmony with our Neighbours
Wednesday: Living in Harmony with All Generations
Thursday: Living in Harmony with the Earth
Friday: Living in Harmony in our Catholic SchoolCatholic schools week