01 Feb 2017

NCSW 2017: Celebrate Families

ÒThe family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.Ó  Ð Pope Francis

Daily Scripture
Psalm 23:1-6

Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come. Today we pray for families, that they may live as in the loving patronage of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. That they may together be rich in virtue and serve as a school of wisdom.

Parents, guardians and other family members play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, they instill values and expectations for academic excellence in their children at home. We acknowledge the role of families in Catholic education and celebrate their contributions to the success of our schools on the last day of National Catholic Schools Week, and all year long.

SUGGESTIONS:

  • Attend mass as a family.
  • Explore and learn more about the lives of saints who are important to families: Saint Gianna, Saint Pope John Paul II, Saint Joseph, Saint Anne, Saint John Bosco, Mary Ð Undoer of Knots, Saint Joachim, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Raphael.
  • Plan a family game night.
  • Explore the World Meeting of Families website for resources and videos from the 2015 celebration.