This past week, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week in our Diocesan schools. Each day we focused on aspects that make our schools unique: parish, community, students, nation, vocations, faculty/staff/volunteers, and families.
Sunday, we kicked off the week by celebrating our parish communities. Our schools benefit from the religious guidance, prayers, and support the parishes provide. The next day, we celebrated our communities. A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to our communities and others. When students are engaged in service to others, they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education. On Tuesday, we celebrated the success of our students; learning, serving, and leading. Our schools participated in dress-down days, dodgeball tournaments, and scavenger hunts. On Wednesday, our schools celebrated our nation by praying for our government leaders and those who serve. The next day, we celebrated vocations. By focusing on the themes of learning, serving, and leading, Catholic schools prepare children to succeed in their God-given talents. On Friday, we celebrated our teachers, staff, and volunteers for their dedicated service to their vocations. On Saturday, we acknowledged the role of the families as partners in Catholic education and celebrated their contributions to the success of our schools.
Thank you to everyone that made this year's Catholic Schools Week a success!