Catholic Schools Week
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts on Sunday, January 29 and ends on Friday, February 3. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2023 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
The CSW 2023 theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Catholic schools have a specific purpose to form students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society with the leaven of the gospel and by example of faith.
As communities of faith, Catholic schools instill in students their destiny to become saints. Academic excellence is the hallmark of Catholic education intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Finally, service is fundamental to Catholic education and the core of Catholic discipleship. Service is intended to help form people who are not only witnesses to Catholic social teaching, but also active participants through social learning.
Saint Andrew will be observing the annual celebration week with Mass, Open House and Tours, Book Fair, Grandparents Day and other activities for our school community. Through these events, we will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.