|More than 2,000 Catholic school students across the Diocese of Saginaw will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 along with nearly 2 million Catholic school students across the United States. A selection of events is available below:
SAGINAW — Catholic school students in all 13 schools across the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw are participating in the nationwide Catholic Schools Week celebration from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
"We all should support our Catholic schools because they provide formation of our students in the Catholic tradition, helping them to improve the world by sharing Gospel values and living Christ’s message of salvation," said Bishop Robert Gruss, Bishop of Saginaw.
"Students are given the opportunity to grow in faith, virtue and moral values that will sustain them in their Catholic Faith in the face of an increasingly secular culture."
"Catholic Schools Week is a time where we can come together as a community and celebrate our past, present and future," said Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Cormac Lynn. "The week is filled with events that honor our Faith and bring families and communities together, all while building lasting memories for our students, staff and faculty. Catholic Schools Week is a great reminder of the positive impact that a Catholic education can have on all associated with this important ministry."
Catholic Schools and Catholic Schools Week
The week-long, national observance of Catholic Schools Week highlights the many contributions of Catholic schools to the Church and greater community. In addition to the service projects planned, special Masses and fun school activities will be taking place.
As a group, Catholic school students perform among the top in the country. They have a 99-percent graduation rate and 94 percent go to college. Additionally, Catholic school students are known for the countless hours of service they provide in their local communities. In the Diocese of Saginaw, students help feed the poor, visit the elderly, and raise awareness of important social issues.
Click below for a listing of some of the activities taking place across the diocese during Catholic Schools Week. Photos of these events will be available on the diocesan website, Saginaw.org and on the Diocese of Saginaw Facebook page: