Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week 2024 – Communities of Service

Catholic Schools will take place from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 January 2024 on the theme of Catholic Schools as Communities of Service.

Christian service puts faith into action. In Catholic schools, as we study and look to Jesus Christ as our role model and Teacher, we come to a greater understanding of the depth of Christian service.  Jesus served every person regardless of creed, background, faith, social status or age.  He put faith into action by showing all those around him how our Heavenly Father is compassionate, courageous and forgiving.  Jesus didn’t just talk about His faith; He lived it.

We are called by faith to go into the world to share the love of God with all those we meet.  Each person, at every age, is called to become Christ for another by serving every person with a humble heart and with a generous spirit.

For Catholic Schools Week, we will contemplate our schools as communities of service under the following themes:

  • Service in Our Community of Friends
  • Service in Our School Community
  • Service in Our Family Community
  • Service in Our Local Community
  • Service in Our Faith Community

The resources will reflect on these features within the overarching theme and will make use of scriptural reflection on prayer, action, student voice, and concern for our common home.

Resources for Catholic Schools week can be found at  Catholic Schools Week 2024 – Communities of Service | Catholic Education Partnership

Catholic Schools Week 2023

Catholic Schools Week 2023 will be celebrated in schools and parishes across Ireland from Sunday 22nd January to Sunday 29th January 2023, anchored on the memory of St. John Bosco on the 31st January.

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week 2023 is ‘Walking Together in Faith & Love’

During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools are invited to participate in a week of celebration reflecting on the work of Catholic Schools, and on their contribution to a Synodal Church based on Communion, Participation and Mission.

Link to all resources for Catholic Schools Week are found in the Catholic Education Partnership Website by following this link Resources for Catholic Schools Week 2023 | Catholic Education Partnership