This week we launched our Year Of The Family 2018. Last year we had a wonderful celebration of 50 years of our school and now we look forward to the next stage of our school’s journey. The Year of the family will link to Pope Francis’ teaching about the family in his writing Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) where he writes
“What God most wants from us is to knock on the doors of families and to find people who love each other, who bring up their children with love and who contribute to a society of truth, goodness and beauty.”
The Catholic World Meeting of Families was started by St John Paul in 1994 and takes place every three years in a different country. Pope Francis has announced that the next World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin in 2018. Families from all over the world will gather to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. In support of this event, during the year, we will reflect on and celebrate the relationship that exists between our home, school and parish families and how we can develop ways of bringing the love and joy of Christ to others. This week the children have been celebrating their families by reflecting on the people who bring joy and happiness to their lives.