Catholic Education Week

Each day of Catholic Education Week (CEW) gives our staff and students at Thomas Carr College the opportunity to celebrate what is special about Catholic Education.

The theme for 2016 is “Be the face of Mercy"

 In 2014, we celebrate Catholic Education Week from March 15 to 23. This centres on the theme ‘Entrust yourselves to God and dare to dream’ which is also our College theme for 2014.

The theme comes from Pope Francis who challenged World Youth Day pilgrims in 2013: ‘Dear young people do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things’. Pope Francis’ bond between young people is growing ever stronger and this quote for 2014 will definitely inspire our young people to hopefully reach their full potential.

As a College community we look forward to hosting many activities throughout Catholic Education Week, such as a Mass, workshops, Reflection Days, fundraising activities and a visual display. One of the highlights will be attending the Mass of St Patrick for Schools and Concert which will be held on Thursday March 20. Our Liturgy and Social Justice Captains will attend this special gathering with our neighbouring Catholic Primary Schools and join many representatives of students and teachers from Catholic schools around Melbourne. Once again, our College choir have been selected to sing within the liturgy; a great privilege and blessing for us. We have also entered student work into the Visual Arts Exhibition. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday March 16. We wish our students all the best.

Lastly, Catholic Education Week allows us the opportunity to stop and think about our achievements in Catholic Education and remind us that Jesus Christ is and should be our inspiration. The more we have to celebrate, the more we have made Jesus ‘visible’ to our College community. To be successful we need the total commitment of everyone in our College community: staff, parents and students. The very best outcomes are achieved when the College works as a united team; as partners in Catholic Education. This is where our College Vision and Mission come alive to ensure we achieve a dynamic Catholic learning community, guided by the Gospel where excellence and opportunities to develop are pursued. And through our hope and service to others we shine our light into the world.

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In 2016, we celebrate Catholic Education Week from March 15 to 22. This centres on the theme “Be the face of mercy” which is inspired by Pope Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy.

“The church is the house that welcomes all and refuses no one. Its doors remain wide open, so that those touched by the grace of mercy and can find the certainty of forgiveness." (Pope Francis).

This is a special week to open our hearts to receive the blessing and the mercy of God. As a College community we look forward to hosting many activities such as a Community Mass, workshops, Reflection Days, fundraising activities and a parish visual display. One of the highlights will be attending the Mass of St Patrick for Schools and Concert which will be held on Thursday March 17. Our College Vinnies Conference will attend this special gathering with our neighbouring Catholic Primary Schools and join many representatives of students and teachers from Catholic schools around Melbourne.

Catholic Education Week allows us the opportunity to stop and think about our achievements in Catholic Education and remind us to entrust in the Mother of Mercy, because she looks to us with her gaze and watches over our way. The more we celebrate, the more we enable this Holy Year to be a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. The very best outcomes are achieved when the College works as a united team; as partners in Catholic Education. This is where our College Vision and Mission come alive to ensure we achieve a dynamic Catholic learning community, guided by the Gospel where excellence and opportunities to develop are pursued. And through our hope and service to others we shine our light into the world.

May the light of God brighten our journey in as we re-vision our discipleship in Mercy.
May the vision of Jesus for reflective living and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit
persuade us of the need to work collaboratively so that together we may “see clearly”
May the blessing † of God: Creator, Teacher and Guide
descend upon each one of us during this week of mercy and remain with us forever.
Amen.
Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy