Today is Education Sunday. The theme of this year’s Education Sunday is ‘Gathered in my name’, from todays Gospel reading. Today, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those involved in Catholic education, including teachers, school staff, parents, governors and volunteers, and all those who contribute in some way.
The Catholic Education Service (CES) is the agency of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales charged with safeguarding and promoting Catholic education. The CES regularly negotiates on behalf of schools and dioceses with the Department for Education and Ofsted, to ensure Catholic schools are well represented.
The retiring collection today will be for the educational work of our diocese, and for the Catholic Education Service.