Catholic Church

Edmund Rice Schools are proudly part of the mission of the Catholic Church and work closely with local dioceses and Catholic organisations (eg Caritas) to further God’s mission. At the heart of our identity is the life and teachings of Jesus. Taking inspiration in the example of Jesus, the charism of Edmund Rice is a gift to the Church and the world.


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Catholic Church documents on Education

There are many documents that highlight the value and importance of the Catholic School within the Catholic Faith Community.
Some of the key documents are:

1929 – Divini Illius Magistri

1965 – Declaration on Christian Education – Gravissimum Educationis

1975 –  Evangelization in the Modern World – Evangelii Nuntiandi

1977 – The Catholic School

1982 – Lay Catholics in Schools: Witness to Faith

1988 – The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School

1997 – The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium

2007 – Educating Together in Catholic Schools