The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued their annual pastoral letter for Catholic Education Sunday, being marked this year on November 1. They chose the theme "Our Schools as Islands of Mercy" in honour of the upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy year, and offer several ways that our Catholic school communities might mark this jubilee. "Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. By his words, actions and his entire person he reveals the mercy of God," the bishops write. "Let's work together this year to make our schools islands of mercy in which we encounter and share with one another the tender mercy of our Lord."

We ask that you share this message, and pray in a special way for Catholic education this weekend.

Download the letter (PDF)

Download the letter in French (PDF)