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Diocese celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Friday, January 25, 2019

National Catholic Schools Week 2019 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the Truth of the Gospel.

The observance of CSW began in 1974. Schools and parishes around the country will hold activities such as Masses, open houses, and family gatherings to celebrate the communities they represent. The week also highlights the educational and community successes of Catholic schools nationwide. Ninety nine percent of Catholic school students graduate from high school and 86 percent of Catholic school graduates attend college. This percentage has been consistent for over 20 years. (USCCB source)

Everyone is invited to learn more about Catholic schools by visiting the various open houses in the diocese (see schedule below). In honor of Catholic Schools Week, be sure to read La Fe Magazine's January/February 2019 Issue highlighting the Catholic schools experience "From the desk to the whiteboard."

Events in the Diocese of Laredo's Catholic Schools

Saturday, January 26, 2019
- La FEria Festival, Our Lady of Guadalupe School grounds, 2 pm - 10 pm
- Knights Gala, "Los Patios" Barn, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Monday, January 28, 2019:
- Door Decorating Contest, St. Peter's Memorial School classrooms
- Treat basket decorating with notes for local service leaders, St. Augustine Elem/Middle School
- School Parade, North Central Park, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019:
- Mass with Bishop, St. Augustine High School Chapel
- Religion Contest (Faculty vs. Students) and bingo, St. Peter Memorial School classrooms
- Salesian Youth Day (6-8th grade), St. John Bosco School (San Antonio), all day
- Fun and Fitness Night, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, Laredo, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019: 
- Student of the Month Assembly (Current parents Open House), Mary Help of Christians School, 9-11 am
- Open House, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, 9 am - 11:00 am and 2:30 pm
- Talk with local leaders, St. Augustine Elem/Middle School
- School theme: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." St. Peter Memorial School
- Pep Rally, Mary Help of Christians School, 1:00 pm
Thursday, January 31, 2019: 
- Field Day at Mary Help of Christians School, 11:00 am
- Bowl-a-Thon at Jett Bowl North. Hosting school: Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6 pm - 9 pm
- Student/Teacher and Parent Volunteer Recognition, St. Augustine Elem/Middle School
- Donate rice and beans for the parish food pantry to honor Sisters of Mercy 175th Anniversary of arriving to the U.S., St. Peter Memorial School
- Offer a Mass for Vocations, St. Peter's the Apostle Catholic Church
Friday, February 1, 2019: 
- Talent Show, Mary Help of Christians School, 1 pm
- Alumni Mass and reception, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church/parish hall (Laredo), 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Open House, St. Augustine Elem/Middle School
- Volunteer Breakfast, St. Peter's Memorial School
- Wear Western Attire