Catholic Education Week May 10-14

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Next week we celebrate the gift of Catholic education! From May 10-14, each of our Catholic schools will be taking part in themed activities based on the 5 Marks of a Catholic School and the 5 Marks of a Education Catholic Student. We are all invited to wear blue on World Catholic Education Day, May 13.

Share your stories and photos with us via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram using #WeAreMHCBE and #IBelieveinCatholicEd. Send your photos and videos to to be featured on MHCBE’s social media pages during Catholic Education Week!

2021 Theme: Those who Hope in the Lord will Renew their Strength Isaiah 40:31

Prayer Intentions for Catholic Education Week

  • We pray for all educators, administrators and staff who dedicate themselves daily to authentic Catholic education
  • We pray for all students, for their safety and their learning, that they may know the love of God
  • We pray for all families, that they may grow in faith and unite in their prayers

Monday, May 10

Tuesday, May 11

Wednesday, May 12

Thursday, May 13   

Friday, May 14

Daily Theme:

5 Marks of a Catholic School

Mark 1- Created in the Image of God

Mark 2 – Catholic Worldview

Mark 3- Permeation of Faith

Mark 4 – Gospel Witness

Mark 5 – Spirit of Community

Daily Prayer Intentions

We pray for everyone to know that they are made in the image of God.

We pray that our Catholic schools may show the love of God in the world.

We pray that we see God in all of our classes and in each other.

We pray for the courage to be witnesses of God's love in our society. We pray for all families, that they may grow in faith and unite in their prayers.

Celebrate the gift of Catholic education at home!

Send your pictures or videos to

Students can create an image of themselves/God – Image

Draw a line down the middle of the picture, student can draw themselves on one side and God/Jesus on the other!

Create artwork that embodies our faith – cross art, Rosary, Pinterest Cross ideas

Make your own Rosary at home - sidewalk chalk, rocks, fruit loops, etc. 


MHCBE staff, students and families are encouraged to wear blue today for Catholic Education! Post your photos on social media using #BlueForCatholicEd


*division special announcement* 

Call, text, or email someone in your class and let them know how much you appreciate them being part of our faith family


Sidewalk Chalk Challenge (announced on Thursday)

Provincial Prayer with the Bishops of Alberta & NWT


Bishop David Motuk
Eparchy of Edmonton

Zoom Meeting 11:00am

Meeting ID: 851 9184 0999 Passcode: 103446

Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph

Archbishop Pettipas Archdiocese Grouard-McLennan

Zoom Meeting 11:00am

Meeting ID: 869 9150 4909 Passcode: GPCSD

Holy Mass

Archbishop SmithArchdiocese of Edmonton

Link to YouTube 11:00am


World Catholic Education Day

Bishop Terrio
Diocese of St Paul

Zoom Meeting 11:00am

Meeting ID: 982 1302 9174 Passcode: ss8L2Z

Consecration to Joseph

Bishop McGrattan
Calgary Diocese

Zoom Meeting 11:00am

Meeting ID: 992 7479 9089 Passcode: 1drDm3

Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and NWT
GrACE Special Edition Newsletter for Catholic Education Week
5 Marks of a Catholic School
5 Marks of a Catholic Teacher
5 Marks of a Catholic Student