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Celebrations Planned for Catholic Schools Week 2024

Celebrations Planned for Catholic Schools Week 2024

United in faith and communities, Catholic schools have an irreplaceable role in the Church’s evangelizing mission. Building on the central goal of Catholic schools to form saints, Catholic schools teach and embrace the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. The fact that all members of a Catholic school community share the Christian vision of faith that Christ is the foundation of Catholic education is what unites the school as a faith-filled community.

While faith is the binding element in Catholic schools, the Church reiterates that parents are their children's first teachers. Holding this tenet, Catholic school communities expand beyond the walls of school buildings to envelop the family as an integral part of the school community. Teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents fuel the light of faith by integrating culture with faith and faith with living.

From Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, the National Catholic Education Association promotes an annual celebration of Catholic Schools week. Delone Catholic High School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with several planned service projects and other activities with the theme of Service before Self.

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 - Celebrating Your Parish
    • A bulletin board featured in the lobby/cafeteria area will focus on saints who were known for extraordinary acts of service 
    • A Spiritual Bouquet will be assembled for the Deanery clergy 
  • Monday, Jan. 29 - Celebrating Your Community
    • Weeklong collections in drop-boxes located outside the main office: 
      • New Hope Ministries Feed-a-Friend: canned fruits and vegetables
      • Caitlin’s Smiles: coloring books, crayons, and stickers for children with serious health challenges
    • Weeklong digital scavenger hunt for students
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 - Celebrating Your Students
    • Music at lunch
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Celebrating Your Nation
    • Mobile Treat Cart for Faculty and Staff 
    • Therapy dogs from Precious Paws Therapy Dogs at lunch in the lobby
    • Valentines for Veterans through Roots for Boots: sponsored by the Interact Club
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 - Celebrating Vocations
    • Delone Catholic spirit wear dress-down day
      • Dress down wearing DCHS apparel: $3 per student to benefit the Mission Collection to the Society for the Propagation of Faith
    • Postcards sent from Peer Ministry to Diocesan Seminarians
    • Brownies for students at lunch provided by the PTO
    • Make-your-own trail mix bar for faculty and staff 
  • Friday, Feb. 2 - Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
    • All School Liturgy with Diocesan Vocation Director Fr. Joshua Weaver
    • Father Weaver to visit Religion classes and lunch discussion in the Spiritual Life Center
    • Thank you cards for school volunteers
    • Holy Hour in Mary, Queen of Peace, Chapel
      • Families are invited to share special intentions using this form.
  • Saturday, Feb. 3 - Celebrating Families
    • Continuing to pray for the intentions of our Delone Catholic families