Please Join Us In Our Celebration
At St. John and in Catholic Schools across the United States we will be Celebrating Catholic Education. The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) selects a theme and each school plans activities around this theme. At St. John, Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of all the elements of our school that make it such a great place: the students, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and the entire parish community.
Explanation of This Year’s Theme
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which is January 29th to February 4th. We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, a service project “Pennies for A Well”, community servant visits, presentations of vocations, a celebration of our Nation and fun activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.
The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First the school fosters the domestic family by encouraging them to join our school community. This community is made up of several domestic families that are also members of the larger community of the church, city and nation.
Faith, Knowledge and Service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged.
Calendar of Events
Sunday Celebration of Catholic Schools Mass 10:15, with a Light Brunch to follow Please wear Chapel Dress Uniform
Monday Celebrate Our Community: Speakers from the community 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Celebrate our Students Activities throughout day
Wednesday Celebrate Our Nation, Mass
Thursday Celebrate Vocations: Speakers of different vocations
Friday Celebrate teachers, staff, and volunteers, Spirit Day (Dress out School t-shirt and jeans)
Trivia Night for Parents at Saint Dominic – Childcare Available