Catholic Schools contribute as ‘communities of service’, says Bishop

Catholic schools set a high standard when it comes to providing education and contributing significantly as ‘Communities of Service’ in our society, according to Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, who chairs the Council for Education of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

He was speaking in the run up to the all-Ireland, annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week from 21 to 27 January.

“Generations of people have benefited from Catholic schools and our society is all the better for their contribution to the common good,” he said.

“Our schools, following the example of Jesus, serve every person regardless of creed, background, faith, social status or age.  Jesus showed those around Him how our Heavenly Father is compassionate, courageous and forgiving by His own actions”