Catholic Schools Week 2023

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Happy Catholic Schools Week (CSW)! 

This is such an exciting time of year for our students, families, teachers, and staff. So much work goes into planning and executing all the special events, traveling to service projects throughout our diocese, inviting new families into our communities, and more. It is truly a time for us to express our gratitude and dedication to Catholic education. 

Today, more than 550 students and teachers representing each of our 31 Catholic schools gathered for Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew to celebrate the week and give thanks for the gift of Catholic school education built upon the cornerstone of Jesus Christ. Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids, presided at Mass and gave a beautiful homily (view the full homily on YouTube). Within it, he said,

"Yes, you have minds to learn.

Yes, you have bodies to develop your talents and abilities.

But yes, you have souls. have an eternal spark in you. You have God's Divine Life living within you.

And all three - mind, body, and soul - need to be cared for. This makes Catholic education different from the other schools."  


Here are photos from today's event: 

Catholic Schools Week 2023


Here are more ways Catholic schools are celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2023: 

Please join us this week and lift our schools up in prayer. Thank you and happy Catholic Schools Week!