Celebrating Catholic Education Week!

Students and staff across the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario marked the beginning of Catholic Education Week through the celebration of the annual Board-wide Mass, held on Monday, May 5, at Holy Cross Church in Kemptville.

Representatives from every school in the Board participated in the celebration, along with parish priests, trustees and administration. The Mass was presided by Bishop Marcel Damphousse, of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. The student choir from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School provided music for the Mass, and each school received a glass water pitcher and towel as a symbol of this year’s theme, Serving in the Love of Christ.

Catholic Education Week is marked by many open houses and special school activities that take place during the week-long event, which celebrates the distinctiveness of Catholic education.


Students from the Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School choir.



The symbolic water pitcher and towel gift given to each school and administrative office.



Bishop Marcel Damphousse delivers a very memorable homily reflecting on how we serve in the love of Christ, and how this service should be carried out with reflection to truly serve as Christ did. DSC_0105


St. Mark Catholic School receives their gift, a symbolic water pitcher and towel, from Board Chair, Brent Laton (inset right), and Wm. J. Gartland, Director of Education (far right).