The young children that fill the pews of our parish and fill the classrooms of All Saints Catholic School are the future of our Church. Their formation in a Catholic environment is incredibly important and is something worth celebrating. The school is a central ministry of our parish, which is why parishioners are encouraged to know about and participate in the upcoming celebrations of Catholic Schools Week.
Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration that has been taking place since 1974. Each year it starts on the last Sunday in January and runs for a full week. This year’s celebrations will be taking place from Jan. 28 through Feb. 3 with the theme “Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community.”
A committee of teachers has been planning for Catholic Schools Week 2024 for months. Each day of the week will have a theme, a group of people who will be celebrated, and special activities to bring joy to the community. This year’s committee of teachers is new, and they already have a few secrets to surprise the students throughout the week.
“Catholic Schools Week is a reminder each year to take a step out of our normal operations and reflect on the bridge between our parish and our school,” says Colin Campbell, President of All Saints Catholic School. “This week, don’t let the distance be a reason not to come visit. Our students are going to go above and beyond in their presence on the parish campus — we would welcome parishioners to do the same!”
Each year during Catholic Schools Week, students take on a special role in ministering to the parish by leading the Sunday Liturgy. Students participate through music, serving as lectors, ushering, and more. In addition, the biggest event for the parish community is the Open House, which takes place on Sunday, Feb. 4, to close out Catholic Schools Week. The entire All Saints community is invited to come visit the school. Students will be available to give tours and to show why the All Saints community has so much to be proud of!
Parishioners are always welcome to volunteer at the school as well, and there are a number of great opportunities to get involved.
“This is one of the best weeks of the year,” Colin says. “Come join the celebration in whatever way you are able. And please keep our teachers, students, and families in your prayers. Prayers are what this place is built on, and we know that prayer has the power to do more than we could ever imagine.”
For more information about Catholic Schools Week, contact Colin Campbell at email@example.com. To volunteer at All Saints Catholic School, contact
Kristi Uhlemann at firstname.lastname@example.org.