Join about 40,000 students in Saskatchewan—17,000-plus with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools—to celebrate the gift of Catholic faith-based education.
World Catholic Education Day: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Catholic Education Week: May 23 - 26, 2017:
Finding Sabbath Moments – Growing Together as a Family
Each year, our Catholic schools participate in a week-long celebration to remember and share the gift of Catholic Education. This year, we will be taking time each day, with students and staff all across our school division, to think about what Sabbath means, and how we can celebrate Sabbath rest not only on Sundays, but also in Sabbath moments each day.
Each family is given a foldable paper cube as a fun way to help your family practice Sabbath moments together. If your family has not received one before Catholic Education Week, please ask for one from your local school.
Here are some additional resources to help you learn more about God, your family and yourself.
If your children did not get a foldable paper faith cube, ask for one from your local school.
Special thanks to the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation for the financial support to help make this project possible.
Acts of Kindness
Find some fun and interesting ways to be kind to one another:102 Random Acts of Kindness – Ideas to Inspire Kindness
Table Talk - Real Face Time
You're busy. We get it. It can be difficult to find time to slow down and spend time together as a family. Mealtimes are ideal to catch up with each other, and they can a powerful way to pass on a living faith and communicate your family’s values.
Regular family mealtime is very important as it increase children’s health, self-esteem, personal identity and academic achievement.
Here are some great conversation starters:
Include God in your conversations and all of a sudden you have turned it into prayer. Prayer can take place anytime, anywhere, silently or spoken out loud. There's no wrong way to pray; doing it is the important part.
Need some help to get your prayer started? Try these websites:
Step away from screens and electronics and have some family fun. Games and activities are great ways to reconnect and build lifetime bonds as a family. Short and simple works. The important part is being together. Let loose and laugh!
Here are some suggested activities:
Ideas for Family Fun Night (pdf)
10 activities for Catholic families for every month
Family, Faith and Fun ideas