Thursday, July 31, 2014

Education Week mass planned

This year’s Catholic Education Week mass, set for tomorrow (May 7), will be celebrated in solidarity with our entire school board and with many other Catholic schools in the province.
The Ontario Student Trustees Association (OSTA-AECO) has organized this mass as their main project for the year.

This project has been named “Strengthening Students through the Church” and as the Catholic board council believes, the fruits of this mass will be exactly that.
The symbolism of holding this unified mass as one Catholic congregation, on the same day, will show the strength of Catholic education in our communities and province.
To further symbolize the strength and pride in Catholic education and in our school board, the “Walk with Jesus” that is to be held prior to the simultaneous mass will demonstrate to our students, staff, and community an important message of Catholic unity and faith in the teachings and love of Jesus Christ.
In Fort Frances, students and staff of St. Michael’s, St. Francis, and Our Lady of the Way schools will begin the “Walk with Jesus” at 10:15 a.m.
It will start at the Sorting Gap and follow along the riverfront en route to St. Mary’s parish to celebrate the Eucharist at 11 a.m.
During the opening announcements for this mass, a letter of greetings and recognition from his Holiness, Pope Francis, will be read.

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