Message from Fr. Jonathan veasey Director of the Diocesan Education Service
Dear Colleagues in Catholic Education,
As we come towards the end of the school year, I write to offer my thanks for the work you have undertaken in service of the schools of our Diocese and to wish you a restful summer holiday.
Every school year brings its joys and challenges. I am conscious that for some of our schools there have been difficult moments and times of sadness, especially associated with the deaths of children, family members and staff. I know at these times you draw strength from one another and from the fit of faith that unites us as one.
It is the gift of faith that directs our mission and apostolic work of education. I wish to thank so many of you for the contributions you have made to wider diocesan life through school to school support and for responding to the Diocesan Academy strategy.
At the annual Diocesan Leadership Conference, which so many of our senior leaders attended, we reflected together with three inspirational speakers on the call and challenge of Catholic education in today’s Church. Each of the speakers presented a clear perspective on the challenges we face and the strength we find from our faith and our work with one another.
In these summer weeks may you all find renewed strength through rest and relaxation and time to nurture your own Faith.
With every prayer and good wish Fr. Jonathan Veasey Director Diocesan Education Service