“Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together” is the theme of Catholic Education Week 2022.
The five Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan May 4 released a message for the week to be marked in Saskatchewan from May 22 to 29, 2022, including the observation of World Catholic Education Day on Ascension Thursday, May 26.
“In joy and thanksgiving, we, the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan, invite you to join us in recognizing the gift and the impact of Catholic education,” states the message, signed by Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina, Archbishop Murray Chatlain of Keewtin-LePas, Bishop Stephen Hero of Prince Albert, Bishop Mark Hagemoen of Saskatoon, and Archbishop Lawrence Huculak, Apostolic Administrator for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon.
“We join together in giving thanks to God for the gift of Catholic education and its unique contribution to our province and our communities. We pray in thanksgiving for the continuing existence and protection of publicly-funded Catholic education in Saskatchewan, and for God’s abundant wisdom and blessings on educators, students and families as we continue to live the identity and mission of Catholic faith-based education in our province.” – Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan
Catholic Education Week Prayer
God of Grace,
Help us to rediscover how to be side by side
in rebuilding our communities of faith and learning.
Help us restore harmony and balance in our relationships,
and renew our desire to approach challenges confidently and with peaceful hearts.
May we always rejoice in recognizing the blessings our lives hold.
NOTE – Education Property Tax Declaration
To ensure the education portion of your municipal property taxes are supporting your Catholic school, please make sure your school support is shown as “Separate” on your annual property tax notice. If you are Catholic and your school support is not shown as “Separate”, please fill out a tax declaration form and submit it to the office of your municipality. Also, if you have recently moved, you will need to complete a declaration form for your new residence; declarations from previous properties do not carry over. You must reside within the boundaries of the school division in order to designate taxes to Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Links to property tax declaration forms can be found on our website at https://www.gscs.ca/page/59/property-taxation-and-mill-rate, or you can contact your municipality directly.
Support GSCS Foundation:
Special collection for Education Week – Please support Catholic Education Week May 22-29 including a Special Collection in all Saskatoon parishes on Sunday, May 29 to fund full-day kindergarten in community schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation has proudly partnered with the Saskatoon diocese and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools to request your on-going prayers and generous donations, ensuring all children are successful in those crucial early years, while celebrating the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic Education in our lives. Thank you for your support, now and throughout the year. For more information and to donate, please go to: https://foundation.gscs.ca/DONATE/