Church Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Students from Notre Dame High School enjoy time together at the CSW Walkfest on January. 28, 2012 (USY)

During the week of January 29-February 5, the Archdiocese of Agana and Catholic educators celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The celebration, observed throughout the United, gives honor to the students and teachers in Catholic schools across the nation as well as the parents and parishes that sponsor and promote the benefits of a Catholic education.

During this week, according to the National Catholic Educational Association, “schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large.” On Guam, this celebration includes liturgies, service days for the local community, student and teacher appreciation days, finally culminating in the Catholic Schools Week Conference for the faculty and staff of the island’s Catholic schools.

In honor of the devoted educators—teachers, staff, parents, administration, and religious—who are committed to the proper intellectual and moral formation of our island’s youth, U Matuna Si Yu’os is pleased to offer a pictorial review of the week’s activities in addition to reports around the nation regarding Catholic education.