Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
Catholic Schools Week is a celebration which began in 1974. This is a yearly celebration of Catholic Education throughout the United States. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week for 2024 is: “United in Faith and Community.”
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated from January 28-Feburary 3, 2024. The companion to National Catholic Schools Week is Discover Catholic Schools Week which is celebrated on November 12-18, 2023.
During these two weeks a year, Catholic schools focus on the value of a Catholic education provided to young people and their contributions to the church, communities and our nation.
Catholic school education is an investment. Families work hard to cover the expense of tuition because they value faith-filled and quality academic formation for their children. Many families rely on financial assistance, scholarship opportunities and development support in order to bridge the gap. Donors are essential to their success. Catholic schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers and support parishes provide.
Catholic school alumni are living examples of your Catholic school product. Whether students have moved on to high school or matriculated into college, a large part of their formation and readiness was established in their prior Catholic school experience instilled in them by dedicated teachers, administrators and religious orders.
Pope Francis said, “It’s in school where one learns truth, good and beauty.”
With every best wish, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop of Norwich
For a schedule of activities, visit the Diocesan School office website
for links to all the Catholic Schools in the Diocese.