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From May 4 to 8, we invite the Ottawa Catholic School Board family to join us in celebrating Catholic Education Week virtually. Our theme this year, which is very fitting for this challenging time, is “Igniting Hope.” 

Hope keeps us from becoming discouraged and sustains us during difficult times. God’s mighty power, infinite goodness, and faithfulness to His promises are the pillars of our hope.

As a Catholic community, we are called to “Ignite Hope” in our community. Join us in daily activities and reflections as we pause to celebrate the many gifts of hope God has given us. 

Monday, May 4 | Hope in Christ

Christ in you, the hope of glory. –Colossians 1:27

Today we celebrate the hope in Christ. Share a message of hope for the ones we love.

Write a letter, draw a picture, or find a meaningful symbol or object in nature that speaks of hope. Take a photo or video and send your hope-filled message to your family and those you love! 

Share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | Hope within us

The God of hope, fill you with all joy. –Roman 15:13 

Today we celebrate the hope within us. Share a message of hope for the ones who teach us

Write a letter, draw a picture, or find a meaningful symbol or object in nature that speaks of hope. Take a photo or video and send your hope-filled message to your educator(s)!  

Share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope

We are also privileged to celebrate a Virtual Catholic Education Week Mass (premiering at 10 am) with His Grace, Archbishop Terence Prendergast S.J. Denise Andre, our Director of Education, will begin our celebration with an opening address – Igniting Hope in all of us

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Hope among us 

We want to create hope for the person; we must give hope; always hope. –St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Today we celebrate the hope among us. Share a message of hope for our leaders.

Write a letter, draw a picture, or find a meaningful symbol or object in nature that speaks of hope. Take a photo or video and send your hope-filled message to  leaders such as government leaders, school board leaders, your parish priest, Archbishop Prendergast, or Pope Francis!  

Share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope

Province-wide Mass in celebration of Catholic Education Week with Cardinal Thomas Collins (premiering at 10 am).

Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Hope for the world

Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. –St. Padre Pio

Today we celebrate the hope for the world. Share a message of hope for those in need and those who care for them.

Write a letter, draw a picture, or find a meaningful symbol or object in nature that speaks of hope. Take a photo or video and send your hope-filled message to a nursing home, hospital, The Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, someone who is sick or frontline and healthcare workers!  

Share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope

Friday, May 8, 2020 | A future full of hope

 Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not at hand. 

–St. Thomas Aquinas

Today we celebrate a future full of hope. Share a message of hope for yourself for today and for the future.

Capture by video or photo and send that hope-filled message to yourself for today and for the future!  Be sure to share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope

Share your message using the hashtag #ocsbHope