Catholic Schools Week 2018

12 Jan 2018

On Sunday 4 February Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, will be the chief celebrant at Mass for the conclusion of Catholic Schools Week 2018.  This Mass will be broadcast by RTÉ on radio from the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Ennis. 

As well as the local parish community of Ennis, the liturgy for this year’s Mass for Catholic Schools Week will be enhanced by the participation of students, staff and parents from local schools.  

Dublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the World Meeting of Families 2018. From 21–26 August 2018, families and others from all over the world will gather to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. This event presents a special opportunity for school families to celebrate not only the fact that parents are the primary educators of their children but also the vital role that Catholic schools play in assisting parents. In partnership with World Meeting of Families 2018, the Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee has developed a one-year catechetical programme for Catholic primary and post-primary schools. The theme for this programme is ‘Catholic Schools: Called to be a Family of Families.’  The programme invites Catholic schools to reflect on and celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish through participation in four sub-themed catechetical moments.

Catholic Schools Week 2018 (Moment Two) is the high point of the catechetical programme for primary and postprimary schools. During Catholic Schools Week 2018 we invite each of our Catholic school families to participate in a week of celebration and reflection on the theme Catholic Schools: Families of Faith.  To assist Catholic schools with their celebration and reflection, the Catholic Schools Week Steering Committee has made a series of resources available, each with its own unique daily theme.

Catholic Schools Week will take place from 28 January to 4 February.  #CSW2018 resources are now available in the “Resources” section of