Each year, Catholic schools in Saskatchewan participate in a week-long celebration to remember and share the gift of Catholic education. Join over 40,000 students in Saskatchewan—19,000-plus with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools—to celebrate the gift of Catholic faith-based education.
Catholic Education Week: May 26 - June 2, 2019
World Catholic Education Day: Thursday, May 29, 2019
Living as Joyful Disciples
Monday, May 27 - Rooted in Prayer
We begin our celebrations this week by focusing on what it means to be Rooted in Prayer.
Loving God, Jesus our teacher, Spirit of wisdom, you call us to go out and to tell the whole world of your love. Help us to root ourselves in prayer so that we may always be close to you. Teach us to be joyful disciples so that our lives may help others to know you, to love you, and to follow you.
Tuesday, May 28 - Living in Community
The ultimate example of living in community is found in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit united as one God.
Loving God, help us to deepen our understanding of what it means to live in community. Guide our feet to walk in the ways of Jesus, who was born in a lowly manger, travelled on foot, walked among the forgotten and washed His apostles’ feet. We ask this in the name of Your Son, who is here among us to remind us how to live in communion with one another.
Wednesday, May 29 - Doing Justice and Creating Hope
We are called to show God’s love to others as God loves us. As disciples, Jesus asks us to put the needs of others before our own. God of love and compassion, present with us always, make us one in mind and heart as we pray.
God, help us deepen our understanding of what it means to act with justice and with hopeful hearts. Guide our feet to walk in the ways of Jesus, that we may have the courage to challenge injustice so that the dignity of all is honored.
World Catholic Education Day, Thursday, May 30 - Journeying Together in Faith
We give thanks to God each day for so many things, and today especially, we give thanks for the privilege of attending Catholic schools.
Almighty God, our Father; Jesus, your Son, lights the path for our journey. May our journey continue to warm our hearts and bring us closer to you. May our faith, inspired by the Holy Spirit of love, fill us with the glory of your presence each day. We offer our praise through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Friday, May 31 - Sharing the Good News
We share our faith by our words, when we speak about what Jesus means to us. But perhaps more importantly, we communicate our faith through our actions. Each one of us has a role to play, as messengers of the Gospel to our world. People around us watch us. We want them to see us putting our faith into practice, in big ways and small ones.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of the Good News. Help us to see you, to know you and to believe in you today and throughout our lives. May we open our hearts and continue to share the Good News with all we encounter. Help us to always know you are with us, guiding us to glory in our future. Lead us Lord to joy in the coming of your Son, Jesus.