Catholic Schools Week 2023, themed as ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’, will take place from Sunday 22 January to Sunday 29 January next.
For this year’s annual celebration of Catholic education, CSW will draw on three features of the Synodal Pathway: ‘Communion, Participation and Mission’. The theme for CSW 2023 is dedicated to celebrating the gift of Catholic education and recognizing the love and generosity of the entire school community: student, staff and home.
According to Mr Alan Hynes, Chief Executive of the Catholic Education Partnership, “Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of contribution of Catholic education to individuals, to society, and to the global common good. Over the week, students will reflect on their own relationship with God, with their school community, and with their families. Inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis, our schools are encouraged to help bring joyful hope to our collective future through a relationship with Jesus.”
CSW resources have been made available on Catholic Education Partnership | Ireland drawing on scriptural reflections on journey, prayer, student voice, and (spiritual) wellbeing, with the following daily emphases:
Monday Walking Together in Faith
Tuesday Walking Together in Love (In our school community, themes of inclusion)
Wednesday Walking Together to Celebrate – Grandparents’ Day (Celebrating those who help us on the journey of faith, themes of inclusion of the elderly in society Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022)
Thursday Walking Together to Transform our World (Themes of environment – Laudato Si’ – and Mission)
Friday Walking Together in Hope