Each day of academic year is cause to celebrate Catholic schools

Catholic Courier    |    02.03.2020


Dear Readers,

We hope you will enjoy this special coverage of Catholic schools in this February 2020 edition of the Catholic Courier.

Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Rochester this past week celebrated Catholic Schools Week, a week of special events in which our teachers, parents, staff and students celebrated the national theme “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” While Catholic Schools Week is special and really helps to showcase our schools, we believe each day of the academic year is cause to celebrate the unique combination of faith and knowledge that have distinguished Catholic schools in the Diocese of Rochester dating back to the 19th century.

From their inception, our schools have and continue to be the wellsprings of inspiration, leadership and academic excellence, where students thrive in a challenging, yet supportive academic environment and where each child is treated as a gift from God. Our classroom communities are focused on creating meaningful and long-lasting relationships, rooted in faith and inspired by the love of Christ. Academically, our schools continue to meet and exceed growth goals year after year, including outpacing the county and state performance on New York State assessments in math and English language arts.

Through all these efforts, we are very grateful to those with whom we partner to ensure our children receive the finest spiritual and academic instruction: our dedicated principals, administrators, teachers and staff, and the parents and grandparents who are committed to giving their children the gift of a Catholic education. Thank you!

If you have chosen a Catholic education for your child, we hope that you will share your Catholic school spirit. Please tell everyone about your Catholic school, and why Catholic schools are important to you and your family. If your children are not currently enrolled and you wish to know more about our schools, visit www.dorschools.org, call our Catholic Schools Office at 585-328-3210, or email schools@dor.org.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano
Bishop of Rochester


James Tauzel
Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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