All this week our schools will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week. This annual celebration of Catholic education gives us all the opportunity to be more aware of the unique contribution that our Catholic schools make to Irish life. Our theme this year is Catholic Schools: Called to Serve.
During this week, take time to reflect on the service that Catholic schools give to children, parents, families and communities. Consider how best you can offer support to the service that your child’s Catholic school provides in so many different ways. These are some ideas for you to try.
Monday: We are called to serve with love. Pray the Morning Offering with your child today.
Tuesday: We are called to Serve with Kindness. Help your child do an Act of Random Kindness today
Wednesday: We are called to Serve with Joy. Today is Grandparents’ Day. Take time to make a card for a grandparent/s with your child today. Thank them for all the joy they bring to your lives.
Thursday: We are called to Serve with Truth Bring your child to visit the church today. Bless each other with holy water, light a candle and say a prayer of thanksgiving for the teachers in your child’s school.
Friday: We are called to Serve with Justice. Think of something to do today that will make God’s world a better place even something so simple as picking up some litter.