Year of Faith 2012 - 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has set aside a special year for Catholics throughout the world to rediscover and share with others the precious gift of faith. 

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CEW: Other Countries

               Other Countries Marking Catholic Education Week

ImageIn Scotland, Education Week 2008 will be celebrated from Sun. 27th January to Sat. 2nd February 2008, with the theme of "Teaching Values for Life".

This year's Cardinal Winning Education Lecture, hosted by the Department of Religious Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Glasgow, will be given by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond on the theme:
         "Celebrating Catholic Education: reflections on partnership from 1918 to date, and beyond".


ImageOntario,Canada: Theme “We are called”
The theme chosen for Catholic Education Week 2008 is “We are Called”. In Catholic Education we are called on many levels depending on our responsibility, but the foundation call for all of us, -students, parents, teachers, support staff, senior staff, trustees - is the call of our Baptism, a call that is our common bond with the whole Church. The call of our Baptism is a call to discipleship with Jesus Christ. It is a very challenging call in the light of today’s very secular world, but it is not impossible given the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit with us. 

ImageSydney,Australia:Theme for 2008 - Living Witnesses
Catholic Education Week in 2008 (CEW08) will be held from 9 to 16 March. The Mass of St Patrick for Schools at St Patrick’s Cathedral will be held on 13 March and the other highlights will include the CEW Address and the Visual Arts Exhibition, which in 2008 will be the last official celebration on 16 March.The theme for Catholic Education Week, Living Witnesses, has been inspired by World Youth Day (WYD08) which will be held in Sydney in July, 2008.Living Witnesses is drawn from the scriptural reference and World Youth Day theme:
      “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses      (Acts1:8).”

Catholic Education Week celebrates the work of Catholic schools which is integral to the ministry of the Church. Catholic schools “invite the young people they serve to see their life choices as radically connected to the choice to live within the Christian faith” . This invitation is a call to be open to the spirit of Jesus Christ, and by being set on fire with that spirit, “to become witnesses to Him and everything for which He stands … The ultimate witness we can make is to follow in the pattern of His life through the total self gift of our lives, lived authentically in truth and love for Him and at the service of others”.

ImageSouth Texas America: “Making a World of Difference”
The theme of this years Catholic Schools Week was, Catholic Schools: Making a World of Difference.