Education Sunday – 12th September 2021
Thank You Teachers
Did you know that Education Sunday is one of the oldest Days of Special Prayer in England and Wales? This year the focus of Education Sunday is to thank all those who work in Catholic schools for their hard work and dedication over what has been a very challenging 18 months.
To help you celebrate this special occasion the Catholic Education Service is providing a range of resources.
The resources include -
• A message of support and thanks for teachers, school leasers and support staff in Catholic scools from Bishop Marcus Stock
• A prayer card, offering a prayer of thanksgiving for teachers
• A collection of suggested bidding prayers for school Masses
Churches Together in England
Churces Together in England produces it's own resources for Education Sunday. These can be found here: https://www.cte.org.uk/Groups/234838/Home/Resources/Education_Sunday/Education_Sunday.aspx
Resources for School Leavers
The Catholic Bishops Conference for England and Wlaes has also produced a series of resources for school leavers going to university.
These include prayers for parishes, students and families to use, with the hope that this will support students during a difficult time. There is also a liturgy for those Year 13 students going on to university, which can of course be adapted for local use.
We wish you a blessed and fruitful Education Sunday!