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

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 below 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.




Prayer Service for School Assemblies

Prayer Service for Grandparents' Day

Catholic Schools Week in Your Parish

Primary School Classroom Resources

Junior and Senior Infant Resources

1st & 2nd Class Resources

3rd & 4th Class Resources

5th & 6th Class Resources

Secondary School Classroom Resources






A Prayer for Catholic Schools

Almighty God,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.

As a Teacher, He has given us the prime example of the importance of education.

As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.

Thank you for the many people who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic Schools.

Thank you for the teachers and Boards of Management who sustain our schools.

Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education.

Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education. Bless all our Catholic Schools and the many people who advance our mission.

May our schools be a home for those who seek to grow in openness, faith, love, intellect and commitment to justice.

In your name, we pray. Amen.                                            (Source: adapted from Catholic Education Arizona)

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