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Friday, May 01, 2020
Igniting Hope During Catholic Education Week

During the week of May 3 to May 8, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards in celebrating the significant contributions that Catholic education has made to our community and across the province of Ontario! 

The province-wide theme of this year's Catholic Education Week is Igniting Hope, reminding us that our Catholic schools exist to spread joy and peace in believing; so that our students may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The five sub-themes for Catholic Education Week are:

Monday – Our Hope in Christ
Tuesday – The Hope Within Us
Wednesday – The Hope Among Us
Thursday – Hope for the World
Friday – A Future Full of Hope

HCDSB's Catholic Education Week Video​

Here are some of the many ways our HCDSB students, families and staff are #IgnitingHope in our communities. Watch the video here.

Live Streaming ~ Catholic Education Week Masses

Wednesday, May 6th - Live Mass
A live Mass in honour of Catholic Education Week will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 AM, presided by His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins. Watch the live Mass here.

Friday, May 8th - Live Mass​
A live Mass will also take place on Friday, May 8th at 11:00 AM, presided by His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby. Watch the live Mass here.

At Home Resources

The following resources are provided by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA). Throughout the week, students, staff, families, parishes and members of our community are invited to participate in virtual activities and reflections at home that celebrate the distinctiveness of Catholic education!

Elementary Resources

Secondary Resources​

Prayer Services
Family Activities
Movie Samples
Inspirational & Biblical Quotes

Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020

Watch Bishop Crosby's Message for Catholic Education Week 2020, and read his written message online.

Learn More ​

Social media activities will be integrated throughout the week in celebration of Catholic education. Members of our community are invited to follow @HCDSB on Twitter, follow us on Instagram at: @haltoncatholicdsb, like us on Facebook, and join the conversation using the hashtags: #IgnitingHope and #CEW2020​ on Twitter. 

To learn more about the province-wide initiatives for Catholic Education Week, visit the
Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association website.


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 37,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Amanda Bartucci
Strategic Communications
Alternate Media Contact:
Juliana Gligoric
Strategic Communications

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