Catholic schools in the Finger Lakes region plan to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29-Feb. 4 with a variety of festivities.
This yaear’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Character, Compassion, Values.”
Students at St. Joseph’s School in Auburn will celebrate their community, fellow students, nation, vocations, faculty, staff and volunteers during Catholic Schools Week. Among other things, the students will make Valentine’s Day cards for residents of local nursing homes, listen to a story read by a local priest, and invite parents into the classroom to speak about their careers.
Students at the new St. John Bosco School in Seneca Falls also will make Valentines for nursing-home residents. They’ll also participate in a Mass on Jan. 31, the feast day of St. John Bosco, and will be able to come to school in their pajamas on Feb. 3.
At St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua, students will participate in a talent show Jan. 30 and a cultural lunch Feb. 2.
There will be an open-house and ice-cream social at St. Michael’s School in Newark Feb. 2, and Geneva’s DeSales High School planned to commemorate the week with a special Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Stephen’s Church in Geneva on Feb. 3.