The Diocese of Owensboro will join Catholic schools across the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Weeks today through Saturday. The week serves as an opportunity for Catholic schools to celebrate their parish, community, students, nation, vocation, and faculty, staff, and volunteers.
The Diocese of Owensboro encompasses 17 schools spread across the 32-county diocese. Each school has planned celebrations around this year’s theme: “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
Director of Communications for the Diocese Rachel Hall said the theme “highlights the mission of Catholic schools to provide a faith-based education that supports the whole child academically and spiritually by providing students with opportunities to grow in Jesus and to share His love through service-learning projects.”
Hall said the office of Catholic Schools fosters a ministry of the whole person, forming students intellectually, spiritually, and morally.
“Our teachers and curriculum foster wisdom and understanding that help produce future leaders and adults who understand the obligations of human life, the dignity of the individual, and the shared responsibility for our common good,” she said.
The National Catholic Educational Association is the official sponsor of National Catholic Schools Week. During the week, nearly 6,000 Catholic schools across the country will celebrate.
“We are deeply grateful to everyone that contributes in any way to our Catholic schools,” said David Kessler, superintendent of all diocesan Catholic schools. “We want to remember in a special way our pastors, parishioners, parents, school council members, and most importantly, our teachers and administrators who sacrifice so much for the children serve.”