Parents have a vital role to play in Catholic schools. They are the first and should be the best teachers of their children and have the job of helping their children to become all that they are born to be. So schools need parents to support them in educating children and young people and parents need support to enable them to be their children’s first educators in faith.
The Catholic Education Commission invites members of Parent Councils of Catholic schools – as well as parents in parishes where there are no Catholic schools – to gather at the First Catholic Assembly of Parent Councils so that they can learn from each other, encourage each other and build support for the future. The Assembly is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th August at the Xavier Centre in Carfin, North Lanarkshire, beginning at 2pm and finishing with vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Devine. Cardinal O’Brien will give the keynote address and the programme will contain a mixture of useful information and opportunities for parents to speak to each other.
- To book a place, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or complete a simple on-line registration form
- Schools are urged to communicate this information to Parents Councils.
- Parishes are asked to highlight this event in parish bulletins.
- Use the links below to download a leaflet about this event.