Catholic Education Week

From May 23-27 our division will join school divisions across Alberta in celebrating Catholic Education Week.

May 26 is World Catholic Education Day. Staff and students across the division will wear blue in support of Catholic education, and we encourage everyone to do the same!

Every year, 40 days after Easter on Ascension Thursday, Catholics across the globe give thanks for the gift that is Catholic education through the celebration of World Catholic Education Day.

Catholic education has served nations for centuries through teaching students in their faith. Throughout Canada, provinces, territories and dioceses dedicate special days or weeks to celebrate Catholic education. In keeping with these celebrations, World Catholic Education Day is a time for Catholics around the world to take a moment to pause, reflect and pray on the gift that is Catholic education.

How can you show your support for Catholic Education?

Wear BLUE on May 26 for World Catholic Education Day and share a photo on social media using #blueforcatholiced. 

Share why you believe in Catholic Education on social media using #IBelieveInCatholicEducation.

Other hashtags include: #CEW2022 and #RebuildRestoreRenew 

Learn about the many benefits of Catholic Education by visiting:

  • The GrACE (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education) website and follow their social media. 
  • The ACSTA (Alberta Catholic School Trustee's Association) website


Messages for Catholic Education Week

A message for the Lakeland Catholic Community:




Click below to view the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and NWT letter:




Click here to view a video from Edmonton Archbishop Smith.

Click here to view a video from Bishop Motiuk. 

Click here to view a video from Archbishop Pettipas.

Click here to view a video from Bishop Terrio. 

Click here to view a video from Bishop McGrattan.


View GrACE's Special Catholic Education Week Newsletter here