Education in Faith Sunday 2008: Introductory Note for Mass

09 Jul 2009

27 January 2008
The Irish Bishops have designated today as Education in Faith Sunday. This year Seán Cardinal Brady has requested that Catholic Education Week flow from Education in Faith Sunday. Catholic Education Week has been celebrated in the North of Ireland since 2007.

Education in Faith Sunday challenges us to recognise that as members of the church we are all teachers under the guidance of the Spirit and share in the responsibility of furthering the Reign of God. Today’s Gospel opens with an account of Jesus preaching out in the open. Up to this moment Jesus has remained practically silent. From now on it is time for him to speak, to proclaim that the Reign of God is at hand, at this crossroads of the nations, Galilee.