May, the month in which the Earth springs into bloom and we start thinking about planting gardens, family picnics and making holiday plans. It’s also the Month of Mary and a busy month in the Salesian calendar. We have a Novena to Mary Help of Christians, books and piety items to honour the Holy Mother.

Serving the Young: Our Catholic Schools Today (2nd Edition)

Serving the Young: Our Catholic Schools Today (2nd Edition)

Jim Gallagher SDB


In Serving the Young, Jim Gallagher focuses on aspects of the religious dimension of education in a Catholic School: an educational community inspired by Christian faith and beliefs about people, life and the world. His main sources are the directives and guidance set out in Church documents. He also draws on his own experience, over the years, in a variety of roles within Catholic education.

ISBN 978-1-909080-28-7

Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm



Many people find difficulty reading the Church texts on the nature and purpose of education, especially when they seem to be written in theological language. It is not always easy to set aside time for such reading and reflection in the busy schedule of our schools. However, there are many hidden treasures in these texts and writings. They can and do inspire and challenge us to explore in greater depth the nature and purpose of education in a Catholic School. They may help us to re-examine some distinctive features of the education which we should seek to provide in our schools. This is particularly necessary in these times of constant and rapid developments and changes in society, the Church and educational policy.

Anyone who has responsibility for, or works in, our Catholic School will find this book both instructive and inspiring. This popular volume has been revised and updated for its 2nd edition, released in August 2016.