Celebrating Catholic Education Week 2020 & Update RE: OLR Virtual Faith Play Week

Dear OLR Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

On behalf of the Our Lady of the Rosary CES community, we hope that your families are healthy and happy, and our teachers and support staff would like to express their thanks for your support at this time, as we continue to support student learning through our online Distance Education.

Catholic Education week begins the week of Sunday, May 3rd to Friday, May 8th.  The theme for CEW 2020 was inspired by three sources:

  • The recent Papal Exhortation, Christus Vivit, by Pope Francis following the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
  • The recent Ontario Bishops’ pastoral letter, Renewing the Promise (2018)
  • The Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations by the Institute for Catholic Education (2011)

There are five sub-themes for each day of Catholic Education Week:

Day 1:              Our Hope in Christ

Day 2:              The Hope Within Us

Day 3:              The Hope Among Us

Day 4:              Hope for the World

Day 5:              A Future Full of Hope

 Every year, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) provides our Catholic schools with a resource kit to help schools prepare for Catholic Education Week.

Many activities for families, which celebrate this year’s theme and subthemes can be found in the “CEW 2020 At Home Resources” section:


Accordingly, OLR would like to invite and engage all students and their families to take part in a Virtual “Igniting Hope Faith Play Week,” in which students and their families can further explore and celebrate together the many different shapes and nuances that “Hope” can take.

This Year the theme of Catholic Education Week is “Igniting Hope.” The activity ideas for each of the days of the week during Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th are meant to be simple, interactive, fun yet meaningful ways to celebrate the inspirational and positive aspects of “Hope.” Each activity will be based on a different sub-theme of Catholic Education Week.

Please click on this lick for the schedule:

OLR Virtual Faith Play Week Activities for Student and Families

Families are encouraged to take a picture of each activity and send them to olr@ycdsb.ca .

Please also follow our Twitter Feed @OLRosary to see how the OLR community ignites HOPE!

In addition, we are also pleased to announce that His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins will be celebrating the Catholic Education Week Mass scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m . EST. All students, their families, and the broader Catholic community are invited to participate “virtually” in this celebration of the Eucharist by clicking on the following link at the scheduled time:


You can also celebrate mass on Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 a.m. and on Sundays at 10 a.m., together with Fr. Steven and his clergy at St. Joseph the Worker Parish by visiting the livestream at https://stjw.click2stream.com/  or following the parish on its Youtube channel:


God Bless,

W. H. Kwon