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Catholic Schools Week 2017

posted 3 Mar 2017, 19:04 by Michelle Virgona
n the coming week, Villa Maria Catholic Primary School will join with Catholic schools across NSW and the ACT to celebrate Catholic Schools Week (CSW). The theme for CSW 2017 is ‘Inspiring Spirts and Minds’ which aligns with the Church’s mission to support refugees and asylum seekers at this time in our world where vast numbers of people are fleeing war and poverty.

The theme also ties in with the global Catholic Church celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which focuses on pardon, strength and love. Pope Francis sees the Year of Mercy as an opportunity for forgiveness and reconciliation, and is calling on all Catholic communities to extend mercy to those in need, particularly refugees. Catholic Schools Week is also about forging and strengthening relationships between everyone who has a stake in our schools – students, staff, families, priests, parishioners, and members of the wider community – by showcasing our activities and actions. During Catholic Schools Week, we take the opportunity to highlight not only the best of what we do, but also what happens in our schools every day.

All families and extended families are invited to join us on Thursday 9th March to visit classrooms and share in all the amazing work being done by the children. This opportunity is available from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.