The Church has always viewed education as vital to the formation and development of the whole person, it put the setting up of Catholic schools for the Catholic community ahead of building Churches, often using its schools in those early days as the place for worship for the parish.
Bishop Stock's Education Sunday message 2021
Celebrating those working to make our schools places of learning and sanctuary.
The Catholic Church's role in the education sector
The Department of Catholic Education and Formation is responsible for promoting Catholic education as well as encouraging lay, priestly and religious vocations.