Bishop Joseph Devine launches Catholic Education Week with some pupils from Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Primary School, Motherwell.
From 3rd to 9th February 2013 Scotland’s Catholic schools and parishes will celebrate how they are engaged in the vital work of “Opening Hearts and Minds to God”. This theme for Catholic Education Week reflects one of the key aspects of faith which was emphasised by Pope Benedict XVI when he introduced the Church’s Year of Faith:
“What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end.” (Porta Fidei, #15)
The resources which have been supplied to schools and parishes will be used to prompt reflection by parents, teachers and clergy about the different roles they can play in helping children and young people to be “open” to the joy of faith in Jesus Christ. In particular the 60,000 prayer cards which have been distributed to schools will help young people towards an extended and considered profession of the Nicene Creed within their school and parish communities at some point during the Year of Faith.
This year’s Cardinal Winning Education Lecture will take place in the University of Glasgow on 15th June 2013.
For any more information, contact Michael McGrath on 0141 556 4727 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org