Catholic Education Week 2022 is going to be celebrated from 22-28 May.
“Share the Good News!”
“Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” – Mark 16:15
How might we understand the “Good News’ from the perspective of Mark’s gospel?
Mark’s gospel is written with a sense of urgency about it with his message demanding the same. Midway through this gospel Jesus asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29). ‘Who is Jesus and how might I be invited follow him?’ are the conjoined questions still asked of the church and invited to reflect on within our communities now. Mark’s gospel address Jesus’ identity and how to follow him – through the call of discipleship. In the beginning, Mark announces Jesus’ very identity with the titles Christ and the Son of God (Oddly, it is the Roman officer at the foot of the cross who recognises this first). The disciples as depicted in Mark’s gospel are full of enthusiasm to follow Jesus but have so many misunderstandings and failures in doing so. This was reflected in Marks’ community as it is in ours as we are human and repeat the same. The resurrection of Jesus as announced through Mark is the offering of Jesus’ forgiveness and the hope of following his way again in the remembering of “Who do you say I am?”
Our communities are beautiful places that can and do enrich the mystery of Christ’s identity and enable his way to be continually raised up in and by community. “Go into the world and proclaim the good news to the whole of creation,” is an urgent invitation to our community to comprehend the meaning of Jesus’ life to grasp what this looks like in following and enacting God’s dream for the world. We pray that our communities inspire from within to be people of peace, hope and love in these times of displacement, anxiety and concern for Earth as our common home: to realise each unique community’s intimate connection in proclaiming who Jesus is and what it means to follow in the light of the gospel for these times. Catholic Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate and enhance the reality of this identity, to dialogue with the Catholic faith tradition and the world in which we live to interpret and proclaim the good news.
As has happened in previous years, liturgical and other resources to support Catholic Education Week and the theme of “Share the Good News” will be provided to schools once prepared by the CI & M team.
Liturgical Resources for Schools
30 Years of Service Awards & Diocesan Leadership Awards
- 30 Years of Service Awards 2022
- Diocesan Leadership Awards 2022