Students to pray, serve, give thanks to local community and more during Catholic Schools Week, which starts on Sunday, Jan. 31

Above photo is pre-pandemic.

More than 2,000 Catholic school students across the Diocese of Saginaw will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 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 12 schools across the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw are participating in the nationwide Catholic Schools Week celebration from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. The theme this year is “Faith. Excellence. Service.” 

“Our Catholic schools are a true gift and a blessing to our entire diocese," Bishop Robert Gruss said.

"Despite many challenges faced this year, they have remained open for in-person learning. Our students are thriving academically and are happy to be with their friends. The aspect of faith and prayer, part of the rhythm of each school day, are at the heart of the education we are providing. Our desire is for our students to know Jesus Christ personally, to fully utilize all the gifts and talents God has generously given to them and to, in turn, share the love of the Lord with others.”

"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 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, and on the Diocese of Saginaw Facebook page:
View Schedule of Select Events
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is home to 12 Catholic schools. School leaders, teachers and staff are committed to excellence in faith formation, academics, athletics, the arts and community service.

The legacy of Catholic school education in our diocese began in 1868. Our Schools include: All Saints Central Elementary School, Bay City; All Saints Central Middle and High Schools, Bay City; Auburn Area Catholic School, Auburn; Nouvel Catholic Central Elementary School, Saginaw; Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Saginaw; Our Lady of Lake Huron School, Harbor Beach; Sacred Heart Academy, Mt. Pleasant; St. Brigid of Kildare School, Midland; St. Elizabeth Area Catholic School, Reese; St. Joseph the Worker School, Beal City; St. Mary School, Alma; and St. Michael School, Pinconning.
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