CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK 2021

The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Nurturing Hope” building on last year’s theme “Igniting Hope”. Let us continue to nurture hope during this challenging year as we turn our hearts to God and find gratitude in our daily lives.

It is not happiness that makes us grateful; it’s gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins will be celebrating the Catholic Education Week Mass on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m and will be live streamed at stmichaelscathedral.com/live

All students, families, board staff, trustees, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate "virtually" in this celebration of the Eucharist.

The sub themes for each day of Catholic Education week are:

Day 1: Preparing the Earth / Préparer la terre

Day 2: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude / Semer la gratitude

Day 3: Cultivating Relationships / Cultiver nos relations

Day 4: Harvesting New Fruit / Récolter de nouveaux fruits

Day 5: Marvelling in Wonder / S’émerveiller


Lent 2021

St. Clair Catholic District School Board Lenten Challenge

Some examples of St. Clair Catholic leaving a heartprint on the lives of others Lent 2021

Easter Reflection For Families - French

Easter Reflection For Families - English

Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2021

The Joyous Season of Lent

CLICK HERE FOR PARISH BRIEFINGS FOR FEBRUARY 18 2021

Bishop Fabbro's 2021 Lenten Reflection for Families

The Kent Lambton Roman Catholic Family of Parishes offer daily Lenten Reflections. Click HERE to access.

Development & Peace

Caritas Canada

A COmmunity of faith Supporting One Another

Video Reflection- You are Doing a Good Job

(Alicia Keys - Good Job | Cover by One Voice Children’s Choir)


A Prayer in Time of Pandemic

(from the Diocese of London's Outreach Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic).

Look upon your flock, kind Shepherd.

Though bowed down by our human frailty

in the dark valley of this pandemic,

we fear no evil, for you are with us,

you hear us, and you comfort us.

Grace with the wisdom of your Spirit

political and religious leaders guiding us.

Give consolation to those who are suffering,

and to families and friends

accompanying them.

Guide with strength health care workers

aiding the sick and dying.

Grant courage to all – from first responders

to those who put food on our tables –

providing essential services and the necessities of life.

In this time of darkness and uncertainty, O God,

may we be beacons of your goodness and mercy

to all in need.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


FAITH & LEARNING

Religion Program

Family Life Program

Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations

PARTNERS

Development and Peace

Catholic Partners in Education

Prayer Resources

Laudato Si

Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to everyone on this planet asking us all to protect the Earth- our common home.

In the letter he says "the Earth is God's gift to us- it is full of beauty and wonder and it belongs to everyone."


Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. (LS-1) The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development. (LS-13)