06 / 12 / 2022

Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.

Pope Francis

The Church as an endless “journey”: Pope Francis' ambitious “Synod on Synodality” – Catholic World Report

Reflecting on the theme, and on the process of synodality, the writers for Catholic Schools Week 2023 identified three features of synodality helpful to exploring ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’:

• Communion
• Participation
• Mission

The resources will reflect on these features within the overarching theme and will make use of scriptural reflection on journey, prayer, student voice, and (spiritual) wellbeing.

Daily Themes:

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

The following resources have been prepared for primary schools for the month of November.

November 2022: The Month of the Holy Souls

Mí na Samhna 2022: Mí na Marbh

The following resources have been prepared for post-primary schools for the month of November.

November: Trusting God, Trusting Life, Trusting One Another

Samhain: Muinín againn as Dia, as an mBeatha, as a Chéile

November: Trusting God, Trusting Life, Trusting One Another – With Links