“The beauty of the Christian faith lies not in its theological explanations but in the lives of people who dedicate themselves to prayer, charity and sharing the Gospel..Be discoverers of beauty, seekers of the treasures of faith…because faith cannot remain a memory of the past, something ‘museum-like.’ No, it always lives again in the joy of the Gospel, in the community made up of people, in the assembly of those who experience mercy and recognize themselves as brothers and sisters loved by God by grace…
Always remember: the witness of life communicates the beauty of faith,”
Resources for use in schools
Resources are provided below to support schools, parishes, and families, to address the theme: “Pilgrims of Faith”. While these can be used throughout Catholic Education Week itself, many can be used at other times throughout the school year, leading to a deeper understanding of the theme.
Organised for “Primary” and “Secondary”, various learning activities are outlined with links to specific resources to support these. Teachers can select and adapt the suggested Learning Activities for each sector to meet the needs of pupils at various stages.
Click on the links below to access materials:
Prayer Breakfast and Prayer Supper
Prayer Supper Resources ***New for 2023***
Resources for use in Parishes
Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Nolan, Bishop President for Education
Children’s Liturgy Video (supporting *early years learning and teaching)
Resources for use by Parents
Some of the materials provided for Primary and Secondary school learning activities could be used in the family setting.
Called to Teach resources are available all year round to help foster a culture of vocation in your school; these may be particularly useful during Catholic Education Week 2023, as you support young people in S3-S6, in exploring the next steps in their faith journey.
‘Called through Play‘ A story time resource for early years, exploring the vocation to teach.
Catholic Education Week Prayer
for a SWAY version of the CEW prayer
CEW Prayer final