During 2021, Australian Catholic Education Celebrates 200 years of Catholic schooling. Catholic education has grown over two centuries into the largest school sector outside of government. Today, there are 1,751 Catholic schools educating 768,000 students and employing 98,000 staff.
Australian Catholic schools have a long and proud tradition of delivering high-quality, faith-based education. Our graduates have made, and continue to make, a significant contribution in business, civic and public life, sport, performing and creative arts, community services, and all facets of society.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education, has called on all those involved in Catholic education to acknowledge this significant milestone in the life of the Church. “From very humble beginnings with the opening of the first official Catholic school educating just 31 students located on Hunter Street in Parramatta, Catholic schools have grown to educate more than one in five Australian students, with many others attending Catholic pre-schools, colleges and universities,” Archbishop Fisher said.
“Alongside families and parishes, Catholic schools are the Church’s principal meeting point with young people, and are integral to the Church’s mission of transmitting the faith to the next generation and forming young people as future contributors to Australian society.”
Bishop Anthony Randazzo, would like to share The Pastoral Letter with to mark this important milestone in Catholic Education. The link to the Pastoral letter can be found here
The bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia will be celebrated throughout 2021 –
Bishop Anthony Randazzo will be celebrating mass at Hornsby Cathedral Parish at on Monday 24th May at 10:30am. which will be live streamed on their YouTube Channel and available afterwards to view here also.
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