During Catholic Education Week 2021 (Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 7), the Archdiocese of Toronto thanks everyone who contributes to Catholic education in Ontario, especially after this incredibly difficult year. Teachers, students and staff have all shown amazing creativity, perseverance and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize everything you have done.
The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Nurturing Hope.” This fitting theme for our times takes its inspiration from Isiah 40:31: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.”
About 300,000 students attend 500 publicly-funded Catholic schools located in the Archdiocese of Toronto, making Catholic education one of our best opportunities to pass the faith onto another generation.
During this week, please join us in the Catholic Education Week prayer:
Gracious and generous God, creator of the earth, our common home,
With each new day, we prepare the earth of our lives by sowing seeds of gratitude for all you have given. Inspire us to cultivate relationships with all living beings. May we harvest new fruit and marvel in the wonder at the beauty around us. Nurture us in hope.
For more information about Catholic Education Week and to get resources for teachers, parishes and families, please click here.