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Catholic Education Week 2018

Catholic Education Week - Renewing the Promise - is May 6 to May 11 and is a time to celebrate the unique and distinctive contributions that Catholic schools make to students, our community and our province.

Catholic Education Week message from the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton. (See full-text version.)

Catholic Education Week message from the Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of the Diocese of London.

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board’s theme emphasizes ‘Walk Humbly’ with school initiatives that continue to focus on social justice and helping our neighbours in need… both locally and globally. During Catholic Education Week and throught the school year, we invite you to visit us and see the great things taking place at your local Catholic school.

When sharing about Catholic Education week on social media, please use #CatholicEdWk!

Catholic Education Week 2018 - School Event List (printable copy)

School Date Time Event Title/Description
Blessed Sacrament School May 7-11 all week
  • Faith Fair projects to be displayed in the halls.  
  • Throughout the week the Grade 3 class will be running a fundraiser for the Brant County SPCA.
Monday May 7   Kick off of the “Rosary Practice” in all classes, being led by the CWL of Blessed Sacrament Church
Tuesday May 8 all day Thankful Tuesday
Thursday May 10 1:15 p.m. “Hair Raiser” for Cancer. Kole O. and Mr. Ernst to get haircuts with donations and hair going to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Friday May 11   Friendship Friday- Arts night group to perform “You’ve got a friend” over the PA or at an assembly
  Christ the King School Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer Service
  9:05 a.m. Primary Choir Concert
Tuesday May 8 9:15 a.m. School Mass
Wednesday 9 all day Faith Fair Displays
Thursday May 10 7:00 p.m. Confirmation
Friday May 11 all day Snuggle Up and Read Day
  1:45 p.m. Closing Assembly
Holy Cross School May 7 – 11   Chalk It Up – Mental Health Week.   Weather dependent
Tuesday May 8 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation
Wednesday May 9 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 Marian Pilgrimage to the Church
Thursday May 10 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scientists in Schools
Holy Family School May 7 – 11   Faith Fair Displays all week
Monday May 7 9:05 a.m. Christian Meditation – all welcome
  9:15 a.m. Scientists in the School – Gr. 4/5
  12:00 p.m. Math Day – all welcome
  1:35 p.m. Opening Liturgy – all welcome
Tuesday May 8 9:30 a.m. Perennial Garden Clean Up – all welcome
  11:15 a.m. School Yard Clean Up and Tree Care
Wednesday May 9 11:30 a.m. Talent Show – all welcome
  12:00 p.m. Visit by Father Bergsma – Gr. 4/5
Thursday May 10 9:45 a.m. Mother’s Day Tea - Kindergarten
Friday May 11 9:00 a.m. Scientists in the School – Gr. 2/3
  2:30 p.m. Closing Liturgy – all welcome
Jean Vanier Catholic Elementary School   Monday May 7 8:40 a.m. Prayer
  8:50 a.m. Acknowledging our Grade 2 students who celebrated their First Communion
  11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. KIDS program – Grade 6 students
  10:00 a.m. (11:00 a.m. Mass) Marion Camino Walk to St. Mary’s Church for celebration and lunch for Grade 3-8 students
  1:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal for Talent Show
  6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Talent Show
  • Faith Fair Open House
Notre Dame School (Brantford) Tuesday May 8 all day Grade 8 Retreat
Wednesday May 9 9:30 a.m. Primary Speeches
Thursday May 10 11:40 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grade 7/8 class presentation to primary classes ‘ Our Father’
Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School (Caledonia) Monday May 7 a.m. Science in the Kitchen:  Grade 2/3
Tuesday May 8 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Faith Fair
Wednesday May 9 all day Spirit Day
Thursday May 10 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Volunteer Tea
Friday May 11   Chalk It Up
Our Lady of Fatima School Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. Opening Liturgy of the Word for Education Week
  12:45 Lunch with the Principal
Wednesday May 9 9:00 a.m. Let’s Chalk About It
  1:40 p.m. Whole School Christian Meditation
Thursday May 10 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Open House
  • Faith Fair
  • BBQ
  • JK Orientation
Our Lady of Providence Catholic Elementary School Monday May 7                            9:15 a.m. Opening liturgy ~ Kindness Krew
Tuesday May 8                                   all day Dodge Ball for Heart in the gym
Wednesday May 9                             all day Chalking our promises around the school (outdoors)
Thursday May 10                      12:00 p.m. Kick-off assembly for Innovation Fair
Friday May 11                               9:15 a.m. The Living Rosary celebration
Resurrection School Monday May 7                                                   9:00 a.m. Education Week Prayer Service (parents welcome)
Wednesday May 9 p.m. Chalk It Up for Mental Health  ~ Gr. 4/5 and 6/7
Thursday May 10 all day Grade 8 Retreat with St. Pius X Church
  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. JK Orientation
Friday May 11 11:05 – 12:45 Jump Rope for Heart (Gr. 1-7)
  1:25 – 3:00 p.m. Hoops for Heart (Gr. 8)
Sacred Heart School (Langton) Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. School Liturgy
Tuesday May 8 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Faith Fair Open House and Parent Appreciation BBQ
Wednesday May 9 11:15 a.m. NED student presentation at student assembly on community building
Thursday May 10 all day Let’s Chalk for Mental Health
Friday May 11 all day Relay for Life
Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School (Paris) May 7-11 a.m. Literacy Focus – all grades
Thursday May 10 9:45 a.m. School Mass at Sacred Heart School
  4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Welcome to Kindergarten
  1:40 p.m. Kindergarten Open House
St. Basil Catholic Elementary School Monday May 7 11:30 a.m. Talent Show ~ Sharing our God Given Talents
  1:40 – 3:20 p.m. Faith Fair and Open House
Tuesday May 8 all day Chalk it Up Mental Health Awareness Activities
Thursday May 10   Becoming Stewards of God’s Earth ~ ECO team leading primary students in activities
  7:00 p.m. Confirmation at St. Basil’s Church
Friday May 11 9:15 a.m. School Mass Celebrating Catholic Education Week with Father Earl ~ gym
St. Bernard of Clairvaux School Wednesday May 9 all day Faith Fair
Thursday May 10 12:45 p.m. Volunteer Luncheon Tea
Friday May 11 11:30 a.m. Class Mass
St. Cecilia’s School Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. School Assembly to begin Catholic Education Week
Tuesday May 8 12:45 p.m. Volunteer Luncheon
Wednesday May 9 9:00 a.m. May (Crowning of Mary) Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church
Thursday May 10 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Open House
  • Faith Fair
  • BBQ
St. Frances Cabrini School Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. Opening Liturgy - Featuring:  Our God and our Faith
Tuesday May 8 all day Math ~ Featuring:  Me and my Faith
Wednesday May 9 1:30 p.m. Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
  all day STEM ~ Featuring:  My family and our Faith
Thursday May 10 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. Open House - Featuring:  Our community and my Faith
Friday May 11 all day Farm safety association
  9:00 a.m. Scientist in the classroom (grade 6)
  1:00 p.m. Compassionate Crew to visit nursing home
St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School Monday May 7 9:10 a.m. School Wide Meditation and Gospel
  10:00 a.m. Chalk for Mental Health Awareness – We ‘Walk Humbly’ to support Mental Health
Wednesday May 9                       9:15 a.m. School Mass – ‘Renewing the Promise’
Thursday May 10 1:30 p.m. Student Talent Show – ‘Called to Share our Gifts’
                       7:00 p.m. Confirmation – St. Basil’s Parish             
Friday May 11 9:10 a.m. French Play – Grade 4
  1:30 p.m. Stewardship Walk – fundraiser and celebration of the Greening Grant work to commence in July
St. Joseph’s School Monday May 7                             9:00 a.m. Prayer Service in gym for entire school community
Tuesday May 8 9:00 a.m. Rosary Apostolate to pray with primary students
Wednesday May 9 all day Principal & Youth Leadership Team visits to each class to talk about Catholic Education
Thursday May 10           5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Spring Open House and Faith Fair
Friday May 11 1:30 p.m. Jump Rope for Heart – raising money and awareness for Healthy Hearts
St. Leo School Monday May 7 11:15 a.m. Opening Liturgy to celebrate the start of Catholic Education Week 2018 “Renewing the Promise”
Thursday May 10 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Faith Fair Celebration – gym – all families invited and welcome!
Friday May 11 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Jump Rope for Heart – gym
St. Mary’s School (Hagersville) Monday May 7 all day Music Monday
Tuesday May 8 11:15 a.m. Mass and May Crowning – at St. Mary’s Church
Wednesday May 9 not determined Jump Rope for Heart
Friday May 11 all day Outdoor Education – Taquanyah – Gr. 1/2 and 2/3
St. Michael’s School (Dunnville) Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. School Mass with the St. Michael’s Church community celebrating the crowning of Mary
Tuesday May 8 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mental Health Chalk It Up
Wednesday May 9 10:30 – 11:10 a.m. Volunteer Lunch
  1:30 p.m. Living Rosary
Thursday May 10 1:30 – 2:30 Talent Show/Lipsync – students and staff
Friday May 11 all day Student Mental Health Fair - gym
  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mother’s Day Tea
St. Michael’s School (Walsh) Monday May 7 11:30 a.m. Renewing the Promise Prayer Liturgy with all classes
May 8 – 11 all day Faith Fair Displays
Wednesday May 9 all day – all classes – various times in the day Chalking Messages – weather permitting – all classes - positive messages chalked to reaffirm everyone, celebrate our faith, and promote mental health awareness
Thursday May 10 11:30 a.m. Living Rosary
St. Patrick School (Brantford) May 7 – 11 all day
  • Faith Fair
  • Mental Health Chalking – all classes taking part
Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. Opening Liturgy
Wednesday May 9 11:05 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. French Play:  Grade 3/4 - 11:05 a.m.  
    French Play:   Grade 1/2 – 11:55 a.m.
Friday May 11 9:00 a.m. Closing Liturgy
St. Patrick’s School (Caledonia) May 7 – 11   Daily Prayer and Scripture readings from the Renewing the Promise Catholic Education Week boolet
Monday May 7 9:30 a.m. Let’s Chalk About It
Tuesday May 8 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Faith Fair – Parents welcome
  9:30 a.m. Let’s Chalk About It (rain date)
  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Scientist in the Classroom – JK – Gr. 8
  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Reds in the Hood Play – JK – Gr. 3
  11:00 a.m. Teacher-led Liturgy – Parents welcome!
  12:00 p.m. Living Rosary (students) – Parents welcome!
St. Peter School Monday May 7 8:45 a.m. Liturgy of the Word
Tuesday May 8 9:00 a.m. Blues in the School
Wednesday May 9 10:00 a.m. Camino Walk to St. Mary’s Church, Coronation of Mary (Grades 4-8)
Thursday May 10 4:00 p.m. Junior Kindergarten Orientation
Friday May 11 11:00 a.m. Chalking for Mental Health Week
St. Pius X Catholic Elementary School May 7 – 11 all day Classroom Activities based on the Catholic Education Week theme
May 7 – 11   Litterless Lunch
Monday May 7 9:30 a.m. Opening Liturgy
  10:30 – 11: 30 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Junior Girls Cooking Club Sessions
Tuesday May 8 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. French Play – Gr. 4-8 (Duffle Bag Theatre) - & St. Patrick School Students
Wednesday May 9 all day
  • Faith Fair
  • Grade 3/4 and 4/5 to Apps’ Mills
Thursday May 10 all day
  • Faith Fair
  • Gr. 5/6 and Gr. 6 to Apps’ Mill
Friday May 11 9:30 a.m. Closing Liturgy
  2:00 p.m.
  • Chalk It Up Messages
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  all day
  • Faith Fair
  • Various activities in classes
St. Stephen’s School     May 7-11 all day Various activities in classes
Monday May 7 9:00 a.m. Prayer Service – led by Gr. 4/5 class
  1:30 p.m. Nolan’s Run – Will begin in the gym as a whole school community (and Nolan’s family) and share a liturgy.  We will remember our friend Nolan who passed away with a slideshow and prayer during the liturgy.   Then the whole school community will run/walk around the perimeter of the school until dismissal (approximately 2:50 p.m.) Students/staff are asked to wear green (Nolan’s favourite colour) and we have bibs and a banner.
Tuesday May 8 all day Guest author James Durka reads story ‘Holey Patch’
Wednesday May 9 10:00 a.m. Living Rosary in Nolan’s Garden (weather permitting)
Friday May 11 1:30 p.m. Faith Fair (displays in the gym)
  2:00 p.m. Talent Show - gym
St. Theresa School May 7-11 9:00 a.m. Opening announcements – reading, prayer and classroom reflections
May 7-11 9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Classroom activities
Monday May 7 9:15 a.m. Opening prayer service – all are welcome!
Tuesday May 8 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mental Health & Well-Being Activities – Whole School
Wednesday May 9 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Outdoor Chalk Activity/Mental Health Awareness (weather permitting)
Thursday May 10 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Volunteer appreciation breakfast
  11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Faith Fair/Open House – all are welcome!
  1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Parent Council Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Friday May 11 2:00 p.m. Living Rosary Assembly
  6:00 p.m. at ACS Annual Mother’s Day Bingo Fundraiser at Assumption College School
Assumption College May 7 – 11 all day “One Family” initiative. Students will visit Ten Thousand Villages store in Hamilton to learn about fair trade and the work of Ten Thousand Villages to help artisans from developing countries support their families and their communities.
May 8 & May 9 7:45 a.m. Breakfast of Champions
May 9 all day Health Club – sidewalk chalking, succulent planting, Ultimate Tic Tac Toe during both lunches for Canadian Cancer Society Youth 4 Action
May 9 3:20 – 7:00 p.m. STEM event with speakers and hands-on workshops
Holy Trinity Catholic High School May 7 – 11 all day
  • Chalk messages to support Mental Health
  • Various student activities promoting mental wellness
Tuesday May 8 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Spirit of the Titan Breakfast
Wednesday May 9 8:55 a.m. – 11:15 Eucharistic Adoration - Chapel
Thursday May 10 8:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Liturgies – Lower Cafeteria
St. John’s College   May 7 – 11 all day Various student activities promoting mental wellness
May 7 -11 9:00 a.m. Morning announcements:   Catholic Education Week themed prayers; videos for Catholic Education Week
Wednesday May 8 11:40 – 11:55 and 1:05 – 1:20 Divine Mercy in the Chapel
  6:00 p.m. Mental Health Presentation – school library – guest speakers, questions and answers
May 9 & Thursday 10 8:00 a.m. Breakfast for celebrating gifts and talents students have contributed to school
St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre Thursday May 10 12:00 – 1:30 Renewing the Promise:  Student Forum