What Is Catholic Schools Week?


Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January, which in 2018 is Jan. 28, and runs through Feb. 3. The theme for the Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, communities and the nation.

On Long Island, Catholic elementary schools celebrate the week with masses and open houses to thank parishioners, welcome visitors and introduce new families to the benefits of a Catholic education. These frequently kick off with a mass and open house on the first Sunday and a series of events designed to recognize the contributions of students, parents and faculty during the course of the week. Many schools offer additional open houses and opportunities to visit during the week as well.

For more information, calendars of events and links to the schools, visit www.LICatholicElementarySchools.org.

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