The Catholic Education Week Advance Kit for 2017 has been released. The Advance Kit consists of five prayer services for each month leading to Catholic Education Week on April 30 – May 5, 2017.
From the Memo:The 2017 CEW theme and its five sub- themes are drawn from three contemporary Catholic documents that address the need for reconciliation and renewal – in our lives, with our families, in our relationships withothers and in our relationship with our environment and our common global future. The first is the 2016 response of the Canadian Catholic Bishops to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission that we need to heal past injustices by “Walking Forward Together”. The second is the 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home” by Pope Francis that emphasizes the cultural roots of our ecological problems and advocates an urgent world collaboration for the care of our global common home. The third document, “Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love” is a 2016 Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis which applauds our dedication and concern shown to children, families, migrants, the poor, the elderly and to persons with special needs as a sign of the Spirit. These supportive relationships are a test of our commitment to show mercy in welcoming others and to help the vulnerable to be fully a part of our communities.Our CEW biblical quote, “Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God”, Micah 6:8 acknowledges the important role of justice and solidarity with our Indigenous peoples, our environment, the poor and marginalized and all those who work to protect our common global future.