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World Catholic Education Day - May 30th, 2019

“Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts, but also to transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life, in the conviction that the truths contained in that vision liberate students in the most profound meaning of human freedom.” (Pope John Paul II, May 30/98)

Today, people around the world will be celebrating the gift of Catholic education.  They will be celebrating that our children and youth have the opportunity to learn and grow as they nurture a deeper relationship with our God and explore the majesty of his Creation.

World Catholic Education Day provides us with a special occasion to have conversations about the importance of this gift, to pray and give thanks for it, and to advocate for its significance in our world.

I invite you all to wear blue as an outward sign of your celebration and support of Catholic education!

Thanks to Sandra Talarico for preparing a special Liturgy of the Word for this important day.

Joan Carr