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Word, Worship and Witness
 
 
2011-2012 is the Year of Witness
Virtues, Faith and Character Development Resources
Witnesses to Faith
Witnesses by Month
 

March

April

 

May

 

 

June

 
Elementary School Resources
 
Secondary School Resources
Virtues, Secondary:

 

   
Witnessing Our Faith--Curriculum Links

 

 
Student, parent and staff representatives from across the Toronto Catholic District School Board were first invited to join in celebrating the launch of “Nurturing Our Catholic Community Through Word, Worship and Witness” in spring of 2009.
 
Backgrounder:
 
Using a three-year cycle, the TCDSB community will be invited to deepen their understanding of the ministries of Word, Worship and Witness as a means of nurturing our local Catholic communities by building on the existing Virtue of the Month initiative and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations:
  
Elementary School Resources
Virtues of the Month Elementary Resources:
Virtues, Elementary:
 
September--Hospitality
 
Quote of the month
Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me. Matthew 25:40 
 
Songs of the month
Whatsoever You Do to the Least of My Brothers OR  Gather us
 
October--Gratitude
 
Quote of the month
This is the day, the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. Psalm 118:24 
 
Songs of the month
Now Thank We All our God OR Glory and Praise to our God
 
November--Peacemaking
 
Quote of the month
Peace I leave you, my peace I give to you . John 14:27 
 
Songs of the Month
Prayer of St. Francis OR Let there be peace on earth
 
December--Charity
 
Quote of the month
Ubi Caritas et amor, Deus ibi est – Where there is charity and love, God is there 
 
Songs of the month
Whatsoever you do OR Ubi Caritas
 
January--Courage
 
Quote of the Month 
Do not be afraid I am with you. Isaiah 41:10 
 
Songs of the month
Be not Afraid OR You Are Mine
 
February--Love
 
Quote of the month
For God so loved the world, He gave it His only Son.  John 3:16 
 
Song of the Month
They’ll know we are Christians
 
March--Forgiveness
 
Quote of the Month
To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine.   Alexander Pope
 
 
Song of the Month
Father I have sinned
 
April--Justice
 
Quote of the Month
Let Justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.  Amos 5:24
 
 
Song of the Month
Let Justice Roll Like a River
 
May--Compassion 
 
Quote of the month 
Jesus saw her weeping…his heart was touched, and he was deeply moved.  John 11:33 
 
Song of the month
Come to Me
 
 
June--Faithfulness
 
Quote of the month
Happy are those who have not seen, yet still believe.  John 20:29
 
 
Song of the Month
To You I Give or Blest are They
 
  

 
Secondary School Resources
 
Virtues of the Month Secondary Resources: 
 
Virtues, Secondary:
September--Hospitality
 
October--Gratitude
 
November--Peace
 
December--Charity
 
January--Courage
February--Love
 
March--Forgiveness
 
April--Justice
 
May--Compassion
 
June--Faithfulness

 

Prayers for Catholic School Advisory Councils (CSACs)

  

Word, Worship and Witness
 
Year One: Ministry of the Word, 2009-2010
An invitation to the TCDSB community to consider creative and intentional ways for the “Word of God” in sacred scripture, especially the message of the Gospel, to have a place of prominence in the life of the faith community.
 
Year Two: Ministry of Worship, 2010-2011
An opportunity to highlight the liturgical life of the local community. The liturgical seasons of the Church are emphasized and celebrated.
 
Year Three: Ministry of Witness, 2011-2012
Encourages the community to highlight the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church through outreach initiatives
 
Reflections on Witness
Reflections on Worship
Year of Worship Curriculum Materials:
Reflections on the Word
Student Leadership Videos:
Catholic Education
Archived Material from Past Years
 
 
 
 
 
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