Lansdale Catholic Celebrates Catholic Schools Week With Mass, Karaoke, Photo Booth

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Catholic Schools Week around the country. Lansdale Catholic

National Catholic Schools Week 2014 will be observed in many dioceses in the United States and celebrated at Lansdale Catholic every day this week.
On Monday, Lansdale Catholic will hold a Mass service, inviting local priests to celebrate with students and faculty. LC will display sacramental pictures of staff and students.
Tuesday will see students enjoying doughnuts with grandparents who are Lansdale Catholic alumni during First Period. Lunch will feature a photo booth for instant photos. Students will also write thank you notes to current and former teachers during theology class.
On Wednesday, the school will hold a Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, featuring karaoke at lunch. The home and school association hosts a hot breakfast for faculty and staff.
Thursday is the day for students to wear Catholic grade school uniforms or a college sweatshirt over their uniforms. Lunch will feature "Caught Being Awesome" treats.
Friday is Student Appreciation Day, with green and gold dress down day and an assembly for Special Olympic and Winter Sports recognition.
This year's theme is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
"Our schools have educated millions of young people over the years by providing them a superior academic background, always pointing the way to eternal life," said Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, NB, chairman of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Education. "The success of Catholic schools in handing on the faith, generation after generation, is a bright light in the history of the Church in the United States."According to a Philadelphia Archdiocese press release, about 2.1 million students are currently educated in more than 6,600 Catholic schools in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities around the country. An estimated 99 percent of students graduate from high school and 85 percent of Catholic school graduates attend college. 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Catholic Schools Week around the country.


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