20/01/2012 11:10 am
Education Sunday takes place this year on Sunday 5 February. The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales has produced a suite of resources to help schools and parishes prepare for the day. These include:
Ecumenical resources may be downloaded from the Churches Together in England website.
In his letter for Education Sunday, Bishop McMahon says:
"Our schools are a very significant way in which the Catholic community in England and Wales places itself at the service of society.
"We are mindful that our educational institutions, many of which are among the very best in the country, depend on us for their success and their faithfulness to the evangelical commission to make disciples of all people. They depend first of all upon the support and cooperation of Catholic parents, who are the first teachers of their children. They depend on local parishes in whose mission and witness they share, and they depend on a great number of committed staff who reflect in their own lives the joy that knowing Christ brings.
"Our Catholic schools and colleges are a great treasure. This treasure has been given to us and we must ensure that we hand it on to future generations. Education is in a time of great change. For some schools, this may mean working in new ways and in new relationships. Whatever the challenges that we face, now or in the future, let us remain focussed upon Christ in all that we do."
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