On Thursday, May 10, 2012, about 1,100 students, along with teachers, staff and parents of the Halton Catholic District School Board, will participate in the Board’s third annual Walk With Jesus.
Student representatives from each of the Board’s schools will participate in the walk, with the whole student population at each school invited to participate in a local walk during Catholic Education Week (May 6-11, 2012).
Participants will gather at Bronte Provincial Park in Oakville for an opening Liturgy at 10:15 a.m., and will then walk together to Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, where Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Crosby at 12:30 p.m.
“Held during Catholic Education Week, the Walk With Jesus provides students with the unique opportunity to demonstrate Catholic witness, as they walk for social justice,” explains Lorrie Naar, Superintendent of Education, Halton Catholic District School Board. “The walk builds a sense of community and enhances the students’ knowledge, understanding and personal experience with solidarity."
Another focus for the event is to fundraise for charitable commitments at both the local and national level. All of the proceeds from this day will support the Board’s social justice commitments including the Halton St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association (CCSTA) "Toonies for Tuition" program, and Development and Peace. Additional fundraising opportunities are being encouraged at the local level, and may include local walkathons, spirit days, movie nights, raffles and penny drives.