Catholic Schools Week kicks off
CROWLEY – This week, January 25 through the 30th, marks the 36th annual Catholic Schools Week, during which the theme celebrated is “Catholic Schools Celebrate Service”.
The theme holds a very strong meaning that the church holds close to its heart, as it calls for outreach and action in response to the needs of the local and global communities. Catholic Schools week 2009 offers much opportunity for Catholic students to serve the community through acts of love, such as serving the stranger, homeless, hungry, naked, sick and those imprisoned.
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Catholic Conference (USCC), which was begun in the year 1974. The purpose of the week’s celebration is to build community awareness of, and involvement in , Catholic schools throughout the country, and to encourage volunteerism in the Catholic community.
Acadia Parish Catholic schools will host events throughout the week in honor of this special week.
“Catholic Schools Week is a very special time for us at St. Michael School as we join together with Catholic schools throughout the nation to celebrate with our faculties, students, parents and communities the wonderful things happening in our faith based educational systems. This year “With Christ our Hope we Celebrate Service” and joyfully await the visit of our grandparents for our Faith Rally,” said Myra Broussard, St. Michael School Principal.
Notre Dame High School, Redemptorist Catholic, St. Michael School in Crowley, and St. Francis School in Iota have listed events during which the community is welcome to attend. Each school will celebrate with special masses and a Pro life rally. Daily, different themes, such as “Jesus is our Hero Day,” Student Appreciation Day and Grandparents Day will occur.
For a complete list of events, see page 7 of the Sunday, January 25 edition of the Crowley Post Signal.