Theme: “Grow in holiness: become saints of the 21st century ”
The Catholic Church in Scotland encourages schools, parishes and other agencies to work closely together in order to celebrate the distinctive purpose of Catholic education during one particular week each year. The purpose of Catholic Education Week is to highlight the significance of education, not only for young people but for society as a whole. Students, parents, teachers and others are asked to reflect on their own roles in the education process – at home, in school, in the local parish and in other educational settings.
This year’s theme is taken from the words of Pope Benedict XVI when he spoke to children and young people during his UK visit in September 2010. It will enable schools to help young people to reflect on the significance of these words for their lives and the imopact on their actions – at home, in school and in the community. In effect, the Pope is encouraging all young people to lead lives of goodness and to become responsible citizens who will change the world for the better.
Materials are being provided to schools and parishes to support them in their attempts to highlight the importance of this theme.
Resources for parishes
The following resources are being mailed to each parish. Some can also be downloaded, using the links below.
- Poster and Prayer Cards for Catholic Education Week
- Liturgical Resource & Prayers of Intercession for Mass on Education Sunday (20th February 2011)
- Children’s Liturgy resource & Family Take home materials
Resources for Schools
In addition to the above resources, the following will be available on the SCES RESOURCES section of this website.
||Word version to be provided as template which can be adapted;
PDF version provided for direct printing
|Intercessory Prayers||suggested prayers for use at Mass on Education Sunday|
|Thoughts for the Day||a focus for each day of CEW for use in school daily news|
||outline of ideas relevant to theme for use by school speakers at Education Sunday Mass|
|Staff Reflection||Powerpoint presentation designed to engage staff in reflecting on their role in “forming new generations”.|
|Primary Lesson Notes||outline of lessons on the themes: ‘Holiness’ and ‘Saints’, with activities for P1-3 and P4-7.|
|Primary Assembly notes||assemblies for 5 days on themes: ‘Being Called’ ‘Holiness’, ‘saints’|
|Primary Assembly Powerpoint||Powerpoint for 5 daily assemblies|
|Secondary Assembly notes||assemblies for 5 days on themes: ‘Being Called’ ‘Holiness’, ‘saints’|
|Secondary Assembly Powerpoint||Powerpoint for 5 daily assemblies|
|Secondary Lesson Notes||outlines of two R.E. lessons on the theme: ‘Holiness’ and ‘Saints’ for S1/2; S3/4; S5/6|
|Secondary Lesson Powerpoint||Powerpoint version of lessons for S1/2; S3/4; S5/6|
A number of video presentations are also being provided on the CD which will be sent to school subscribers:
Catholic Education in Scotland
|4 min. 38 sec. Video presentation first used at Papal Mass in Bellahouston Park to promote Catholic education in Scotland|
|Don’t give up||4 min. 10 sec. presentation showing uplifting images with words and music of Josh Groban song on theme of Hope|
|Thy Word is a Lamp||3 min. 17 sec. presentation showing uplifting images with words and music of Amy GRant song; theme: praising the Word of God|
|Open the Eyes of My Heart||Images with words and music of Paul Balouche song; theme: hope in the Lord|
- Poster Catholic Education Week 2011 (144.57 KB)
- CEW logo small.jpg (46.05 KB)
- Bulletin Inserts (26.00 KB)
- Liturgical Resources (338.72 KB)
- Prayers of Intercession 2011 – Word file (29.50 KB)
- Prayers of Intercession (85.77 KB)
- Children Liturgy Resource (485.10 KB)
- Family Take Home Resource (138.90 KB)