Holy Spirit's Catholic Education Week page

Catholic Education Week

ACSTA Poster re: Catholic Education Week and World Catholic Education Day


Let us be grateful that we continue to have a publicly funded Catholic Education System in Alberta that encourages religious freedom and allows us to educate our children in our Faith!

To commemorate Catholic Education Week from May 18-22, 2020, the Bishops of Alberta have prepared a special letter for our communities. 

Bishop McGrattan has also provided a  video message for the schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.


Livestream prayer events have also been organized for 9:00 a.m. each day: 

  • May 19, 2020 - Bishop Terrio, from the Diocese of St. Paul, will lead the Holy Rosary. (Due to unforeseen circumstances, this has been changed.  Bishop McGrattan will now lead the Holy Rosary).
  • May 20, 2020 - Archbishop Pettipas, from the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan, will lead in the Divine Mercy
  • May 21, 2020 - Archbishop Smith, from the Archdiocese of Edmonton, will lead in Holy Mass

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division will also be joining with all of the schools across the Diocese of Calgary to celebrate a special Mass with Bishop William McGrattan on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to join us, especially as this will be the final Mass held for this school year. To access the Mass, visit the Diocese of Calgary's webpage.

Invitation to join Mass to Celebrate Catholic Education Week on May 20, 2020

Our schools will also be highlighting the amazing things taking place on their websites and social media channels.    


World Catholic Education Day

World Catholic Education Day is held on the Feast of the Ascension, 40 days after Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, which takes place this year on Thursday, May 21, 2020.  Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is asking everyone to recognize World Catholic Education Day joining our communities in wearing blue and using the hashtag #BlueforCatholicEd. 

Why blue?  Blue signifies constancy, fidelity, genuineness, and aspiration and is especially associated with the Blessed Virgin. Like Mary, we aim to cherish, teach, and guide our children to have a genuine and loving relationship with God.

Wear Blue for World Catholic Education Day May 21, 2020


Join us in Prayer

It is always appreciated when you pray for our Catholic schools and students!  Please join us this week in particular:

Prayer and Intentions for Catholic Education Week

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