National Catholic Sisters Week occurs annually March 8-14. It was created to honor women religious. During this week a series of events occur across the country that instruct, enlighten and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. To learn more about National Catholic Sisters Week from the organizers and to find events near you, click here.
Do you want to learn more about National Catholic Sisters Week from another source? In September, the National Catholic Reporter published an article on the year-round efforts of the National Catholic Sisters Project.
In addition, the National Catholic Sisters Project offers the first unit of the NCSP Curriculum on the lives and ministries of Catholic Sisters is now available in both English and Spanish. The unit is called “What Do Sisters Do?”/ “¿Qué es lo que hacen las religiosas?” Click here for the unit.
You can also follow National Catholic Sisters Week on Twitter, at @NCSWeek, and on Facebook.
Pictures provided by Sister Bárbara Gutiérrez, SNDdeN, Director of Enrollment Management at the Catholic Schools Office.
In times of tragedy it can be challenging to find the right words to say or the right place to turn for assistance. We have compiled some resources in the hope that it will be helpful to your school community.
The NCEA posted a prayer service online, along with articles such as "Talking With Your Kids About a School Shooting."
Several schools have worked with Grief Weavers in the past and said that the program has helped their students.
Maria Trozzi, of Joanna’s Place, is also incredible. Her organization typically helps people on the South Shore, but she is open to speaking with schools in other regions to help out.
Please click here for some helpful information from Boston Children’s Hospital.
In addition, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided a list of materials from their resource library that might be helpful to you and to your community. Click here for the PDF.