Catholic-school students in all of the Diocese of Rochester’s 18 schools celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28-Feb. 3 with a variety of special events and activities. As part of this year’s weeklong celebration, students also participated in class projects and other activities to recognize the diocese’s 150th anniversary.
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Sixth-grader Marcqell Freeman of Rochester’s Nazareth Elementary School waits to process into Sacred Heart Cathedral at the start of a Jan. 31 Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano celebrated the Mass.
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano gives the homily during a Jan. 31 Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
Fifth-grader Will McCarthy of St. Rita School in Webster processes into Sacred Heart Cathedral during a Jan. 31 Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
Bishop Matano speaks to students from diocesan Catholic schools before a Jan. 31 Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
Third-grader Matt O’Neil from Canandaigua’s St. Mary School kneels during the Jan. 29 Catholic Schools Week Mass.
Kindergartner Nick Michael listens to Bishop Matano’s homily during the Jan. 29 Catholic Schools Week Mass.
Ed DiPonzio fires up the Holy Cross School second-grade CYO basketball team before a Jan. 29 game celebrating Catholic Schools Week. All proceeds from the game went to the Ashley Nagel Preschool Scholarship Fund, founded in memory of a Holy Cross preschooler who died of a brain tumor in 2013.
Cheerleaders perform during halftime for the second-grade CYO basketball game at Holy Cross School in Rochester Jan. 29.
Second-graders Mikey O’Meara (left) and Jack Novick wrestle for the ball during a Jan. 29 CYO basketball game at Holy Cross School.
Second-grader Gregorio Vargas (from left) is defended by Jaeden Eldred and Noah Panzardi during a Jan. 29 CYO basketball game at Holy Cross School.
Avionna Grayson cheers on basketball players at the start of a Jan. 29 CYO basketball game at Holy Cross School in Rochester.
Kiya Borin, a third-grader at St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva, asks a question of eighth-grader Sally Young, who was teaching Kiya’s class as part of “Switch Day” Jan. 29.
St. Francis-St. Stephen School fourth-graders Colleen Flowers, Finley Hennessy-Dyson and Sam Schading play a game of hockey as eight-grader David Fisher looks on during “Switch Day” at the school Jan. 29.
St. Francis-St. Stephen School students William Yu and Thomas Hutteman decorate cupcakes as part of Catholic Schools Week celebrations Jan. 29.
St. Francis-St. Stephen School student William Yu decorates a cupcake as part of Catholic Schools Week celebrations Jan. 29.
Bree Riesbeck of Tanglewood Nature Center allows students from Holy Family Catholic School in Elmira to pet Sir Snuffles the hedgehog during a Catholic Schools Week event Jan. 30. (Photo by Rick Bacmanski)
Bree Riesbeck of Tanglewood Nature Center holds “Hank” the red-tailed hawk as he show off his three-foot wingspan to students from Holy Family Catholic School in Elmira Jan. 30.
Bree Riesbeck of Tanglewood Nature Center show off “Sophie” the great horned owl to the students at Elmira’s Holy Family Catholic School Jan. 30.
Bree Riesbeck of Tanglewood Nature Center answers students’ questions about “Sophie” the great horned owl at Holy Family Catholic School in Elmira Jan. 30.
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