Catholic Schools Week is an all-Ireland annual event which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education. It is a celebration of Catholic schools throughout Ireland, North and South which acknowledges the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make not just to Irish society, but to the mission of the Church. Catholic Schools Week 2016 will take place from Sunday 31 January to Saturday 6 February 2016 on the theme “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”. It is hoped that this theme will help contextualise the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016.
This year, for the first time, resources will not be mailed to schools, but are available for download here.
Primary School Resources for Download
Post Primary School Resources for Download
(Courtesy of www.catholicbishops.ie)
Bishop Brendan Kelly will be Celebrant of Mass on Sunday to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2016. This Mass will be broadcast from the RTE Television Studios, Donnybrook.