Catholic Schools Week 2014 will begin on Sunday 26 January and will conclude on 1 February.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is ‘Catholic Schools – places of faith and learning’. This year’s theme was chosen to highlight that all learning takes place in a values context. Catholic Schools Week is an occasion to celebrate the work and achievement of Catholic Schools in Ireland, north and south. Resources have been provided to all primary and post-primary schools to assist with the celebration of CSW.
Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, will launch Catholic Schools Week on 20 January in Saint Dominic’s College, Cabra, Dublin. The launch will comprise a liturgy and discussion involving over 200 students and staff from 14 local schools as well as representation from across the country. It will be facilitated by Ms Ruth Garrihy, Youth Officer for the Diocese of Galway and will include input from special guest Mr Ger Brennan, teacher and Dublin GAA senior football player.
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, will celebrate Mass in Saint Peter’s Church, Drogheda, on Sunday 26 January to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. Local schools will contribute to the liturgy which will be broadcast at 11.00am by RTÉ radio and television. During this week RTÉ broadcasts A Living Word and iWitness will reflect CSW.