Unveiling of New 2017-2021 Theological Theme
At the June 6, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, the new 2017-2021 Theological Theme was unveiled to the Board of Trustees.
(Above) Secondary Student, Doreen Zheng stands beside the new image she created for the 2017-2021 Theological Theme, alongside Director of Education, Paula Dawson and Chair of the Board, Diane Rabenda. (Below) Doreen Zheng stands with her art teacher, Liz Tkalec, from St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School.​

At the Regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, the new Theological Theme for 2017-2021 was unveiled to the Board of Trustees.

Following the transformative question asked in the 2013-2017 Theme, "Who Do You Say That I Am?", the new theme calls us to enter into the fullness of a deeper understanding and relationship with the Lord, asking, "Do You Love Me?"

This Focus on Faith Theme is derived from Scripture, informed by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and is inspired by John 21:15-17, in which Jesus repeatedly asks his beloved disciple Peter, "Do you love Me?"

Every 4 years, since 2007, a new Theological Theme is introduced to lead our Catholic learning environments, staff, curriculum, and faith community.

This year, a new Board prayer and image were created to support the Theme. The image was developed by a talented Grade 12 student, Doreen Zheng, from St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School.

Theological Theme Inspiration

The image portrays a stained glass window with a tree symbolizing our Christian community. The branches turn into hands holding hearts, as we are the hands of God. The symbols within the hearts refer to the multitude of ways in which we can serve others. The cross at the top of the tree with hands folded in prayer reminds us to keep our faith strong through prayer. 

How will we incorporate our new Theological Theme?

"Do You Love Me?" will be delivered through Board-wide Faith Days, Adult Faith retreats, study sessions for staff and students, as well as weekly scriptures prepared by our Chaplaincy leaders. A committee will continue to work throughout the year to provide on-going support to our Board community. 

We invite you to reflect on the new Focus on Faith Theme - what will this question mean to you and your faith journey?


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