Cultiver l’espérance: Catholic Education Week is May 3-7

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Cultiver l’espérance / Nurturing Hope” and will be celebrated during the week of May 3 – May 7.

St. Joseph Aurora is planning activities to Nurture Hope and Joy!

May 3:  CEW Kickoff Assembly- Nurturing Hope!

May 4:  Star Wars Day-  Dress Up as your favourite Star Wars character!

May 5:  TBD

May 6:  World Book Day- Dress Up as a character in your favourite book!

May 7:  Rock, Paper, Scissors Day- It’s Mr. Cooney’s Birthday!  Let’s celebrate!!

Dieu très bon, créateur de la terre, notre maison commune,
Chaque jour nous préparons le terreau de nos vies en y semant
la gratitude pour tout ce que tu nous donnes. Inspire-nous
à cultiver des relations avec tous les êtres vivants. Que nous
puissions récolter des fruits nouveaux qui nous permettent de
nous émerveiller face à la beauté qui nous entoure. À toi qui
cultives l’espérance et nous fais grandir, louange et gloire pour
les siècles des siècles.

The theme for Catholic Education Week 2021 was inspired by the following considerations:

  • In the face of the ongoing reality of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The challenges to personal and spiritual well-being posed by the uncertainty and physical isolation 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.
  • Ongoing recognition of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and the relevance of Indigenous culture and spirituality

The five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope are:

Preparing the Earth

Sowing Seeds of Gratitude

Cultivating Relationships

Harvesting New Fruit

Marvelling in Wonder