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Bishop Walkowiak celebrates Mass with students every day during Catholic Schools Week

January 31, 2020
Bishop David Walkowiak with students from St. Joseph Catholic School in Pewamo, at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

Catholic school students in the Diocese of Grand Rapids have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1.

Every year, this nationwide event highlights how Catholic schools offer students opportunities to grow in faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts.

Related: Celebrate Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Many students in the diocese had the opportunity to worship alongside Bishop David Walkowiak during this Catholic Schools Week. He celebrated Mass for students every day from Monday through Friday.

Bishop Walkowiak started the week by offering Mass at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids on Jan. 27.

On Jan. 28, representatives from nearly all 31 Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew for Mass with the Bishop. This diocesan celebration is a Catholic Schools Week tradition.

Catholic Schools Week Mass at Cathedral of Saint Andrew

He visited St. Anthony of Padua in Grand Rapids to celebrate Mass there on Jan. 29. Students from nearby Holy Spirit were also in attendance.

Students from St. Anthony, Holy Spirit have Mass with Bishop Walkowiak

The next day, Bishop Walkowiak traveled to St. Michael Catholic School in Remus, celebrating Mass with students and parishioners.

Bishop Walkowiak visits St. Michael Catholic School

On Friday, he celebrated Mass at Muskegon Catholic Central.

In Catholic schools, growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ is a fundamental part of the educational experience -- something special which we celebrate during Catholic Schools Week!

Related: Catholic Schools Week: Why we celebrate

Related: Diocese of Grand Rapids announces Faith & Future Scholarship and free tuition drawings

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Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.

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