Every year, during the first week of May, Catholic schools across Ontario celebrate the gift of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week.

Although we celebrate Catholic education in many different ways every day, Catholic Education Week allows us to truly showcase what makes Catholic education different, and how it makes a difference in the lives of the students who receive a Catholic education.

Niagara Catholic has many long-standing traditions during Catholic Education Week, including our Celebrating Excellence Awards. These awards recognize our students (Catch the Spirit Awards), our staff (Inspiration Awards), and our alumni (Distinguished Alumni Awards). We will announce our award recipients on Friday, May 8, in alignment with the theme Nurturing Hope, a timely message for our turbulent times.

Catholic Education Week begins May 2, and to recognize this important day, Bishop Bergie will acknowledge Catholic education in his weekly Mass. He and parish priests throughout the Diocese will also have a special intention for Catholic education, including our many students and staff who bring faith to life in our schools – and continue to bring faith to life online – as we continue our journey with Christ. You can watch the live stream of Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria here.

Please see the schedule listed below for how we will celebrate Catholic Education Week as a board. Schools also have events and activities planned to recognize Catholic Education Week virtually.

It is also Mental Health Week, and we are happy to celebrate both weeks together, especially appropriate given our current global situation, and this year’s theme of Hope. Niagara Catholic has sponsored a contest for students interested in showing how faith ignites in them, and how they ignite hope in others. Please click here details.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support Catholic education in Niagara. Have a wonderful, faith-filled week, everyone.


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