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January 24, 2013

Catholic Schools Week 2013 Theme: Catholic Schools Raise the Standards

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 27, 2013 - February 2, 2013. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the values-centered, faith-filled education that students receive in Catholic elementary, secondary and special education schools. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2013 is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards."

Catholic Schools Week Kick-Off Event:

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will lead a prayer service and accept
a Catholic Schools Week decree from
Mayor Michael A. Nutter

9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
819 East Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Additional Catholic Schools Week Events:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saint Aloysius Parish School: 220 North Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 (Montgomery County)
2:00 p.m.
A special Mass will begin the school's 100th anniversary celebration. Former teachers, staff, borough officials and members of the chamber of commerce have been invited to attend.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Immaculate Heart of Mary School: 819 Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will lead a prayer service kicking-off Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael A. Nutter will be present and will present the Bishop with a Catholic Schools Week proclamation.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saint Bernadette of Lourdes Parish School: 1015 Turner Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (Delaware County)
8:30 a.m.
The Saint Bernadette school community will participate in a school liturgy recognizing those community members serving in the military.

Saint Katherine of Siena School: 9738 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114
8:20 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Parents are invited to come to school with their children to explain their careers and relate it to their Catholic faith.

Visitation B.V.M. Parish School: 190 North Trooper Road, Norristown, PA 19403 (Montgomery County)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
As part of the school's "Extend Kindness Day" students and teachers will prepare pages with acts of kindness in memory and in honor of victims of the recent tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Once the booklet is completed it will be mailed to the new school in Monroe, Connecticut.

Nativity of Our Lord Parish School: 585 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974 (Bucks County)
1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
Students will write an essay or create artwork that expresses how their Catholic education prepares them for life and makes them better citizens

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Saint Michael the Archangel: 130 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054 (Bucks County)
8:45 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Throughout the day students will pair up and create fabric tied blankets to be donated to Saint Mary's Hospital.

Mother of Divine Grace School: 2612 East Monmouth Street, Philadelphia PA 19134
12:00 p.m.
The school will host a "thank you" luncheon for local police officers and firefighters.

Resurrection Regional Catholic School: 2020 Shelmire Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152
1:00 p.m.
Students will be participating in a "Dime Trail Race" with all proceeds donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School: 3040 Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (Montgomery County)
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
During the school's Vocations/Career Day, students in grades 4-8 will be given presentations on different vocations or careers by priests, men and women serving in the armed forces, firefighters, etc.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bishop McDevitt High School: 125 Royal Avenue, Wyncote, PA 19095 (Montgomery County)
9:00 a.m.
The school will host its 8th annual Papal Colloquium. Bishop Daniel Thomas will celebrate the opening liturgy. Following the liturgy, keynote speaker Sister Therese Auer, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation, will address those in attendance on the "Critical Importance of Bioethics For the Young Catholic."

Saint Genevieve Parish School: 1237 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031 (Montgomery County)
9:30 a.m.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education will recognize Monsignor Michael Matz, as Distinguished Pastor of the Year. Monsignor will be presented with a proclamation from Ms. Jacqueline Coccia, Superintendent of Elementary Schools and is currently pastor at Saint Genevieve Parish.

Saint Katharine of Siena Parish: 229 Windermere Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 (Delaware County)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The entire school community will be preset for an assembly with motivational speak and rapper, Sterlen Barr.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Saint Mary Interparochial School, Fifth and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Alumni are invited to talk to students in grades 7 and 8 about their professional experiences.

Saint Isidore Parish School: 603 West Broad Street, Quakertown, PA 18951 (Bucks County)
1:00 p.m.
Current and former members of the Philadelphia Flyers will be present for a school wide assembly.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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