Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the week, established in 1974 to recognize Catholic education as a great gift to the church and the nation. (See 28-page supplement inside this issue.)
Schools were invited to submit information on their special activities for the week. Following is a sampling of those events. Contact your school for a comprehensive schedule.
St. Agnes, West Mifflin: Sunday, students participate in Masses and parish breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, “Many Gifts, One Nation, A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools” invites all who have been impacted by Catholic education to donate to local schools.
Assumption, Bellevue: Sunday, 10 a.m. opening Mass followed by school open house. Friday, eighth-grade basketball recognition night.
St. Bernadette, Monroeville: Sunday, students will serve at noon Mass, followed by school open house 1-3 p.m. Monday, parent volunteers will teach economics to students in kindergarten to eighth grade.
St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon: Friday, Jan. 26, will be Family Reading Night, 6-8 p.m. at Bryson Cafeteria, with parents, children, teachers, priests and special guests reading their favorite stories. Arts and crafts stations and snacks included.
Bishop Canevin High, Oakwood neighborhood: 8-9 a.m. Monday, “Wake Up Canevin” with breakfast provided for students, faculty and staff. Friday, noon Mass with new International Club promoting cultural awareness.
East Catholic, Forest Hills: Sunday, Mass at St. Maurice Church will be followed by an open house 1-3 p.m. in the school. Wednesday, students will design a flag for each homeroom.
Holy Family, Emsworth: Spirit events all week.
St. Malachy, Kennedy Township: Tuesday, career day with teachers and parents talking about their jobs. Friday, Animal Friends assembly in gym.
Mary of Nazareth, White Oak: Tuesday, evening talent show. Thursday, art and science fair in the evening.
Northside Catholic, North Side neighborhoods: Tuesday, service project for shut-ins and Little Sisters of the Poor, and parents and bus drivers will be greeted in the morning with a warm beverage and muffins.
Oakland Catholic High, Oakland: Monday, annual international Mass. Saturday-Sunday, students appeal for aid for their summer mission trip to Guatemala during Masses at St. Paul Cathedral.
Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township: Sunday, ice cream social and open house. Monday, Math-a-thon and Catholic Charities service project.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High, Moon Township: Penny Wars class competition all week raising money for Our Lady’s Pantry. Tuesday, alumni priests celebrate all-school Mass in chapel.
Providence Heights Alpha, McCandless Township: Family Pump Up Challenge for students and families in which they think of a word that falls into one of four categories: learn, serve, lead, succeed. Sunday, spaghetti luncheon.
St. Raphael, Morningside/Stanton Heights/Upper Lawrenceville neighborhoods: Sunday, 11 a.m. Mass, followed by open house with food trucks noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Pittsburgh Zoo presentation, “Rainforest Rhythms.”
Sacred Heart, Shadyside: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Mass followed by family brunch in school cafeteria. Friday, 8:30 a.m. Mass and Cupcakes for Chimbote bake sale supporting diocesan mission in Peru.
Seton LaSalle High, Mount Lebanon: Tuesday, annual variety show. Friday, Green and Gold Day and charity book drive.
St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall: 9:30 a.m. Monday, CLO performance of “Arriba, Arriba: The Roberto Clemente Story,” and open house 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Serra Catholic students lead Junior Achievement program.
Butler Catholic, Butler: Monday, Junior Achievement Day with parents sharing their business knowledge. Thursday, talent show.
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High, Cranberry Township: Monday, weeklong solidarity project starts with students and faculty watching “The Human Experience,” then talking about gratitude for Catholic schools. Tuesday, Mass with Bishop David Zubik.
St. Gregory, Zelienople: Kindergarten through third grade will host literature days in which family members read a favorite story. Fifth-graders will paint a backdrop and read reports during Saints Alive program.
Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills: Sunday, pancake breakfast and school open house from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Bishop Zubik will celebrate 9 a.m. Mass.
St. Wendelin, Carbon Center: Sunday, pancake service project and 10:30 a.m. Mass. Thursday, spotlight on vocations with priests visiting classrooms.
St. Vitus, New Castle: Sunday, students and parents speak at Masses. Monday, proclamation of Catholic Schools Week by mayor, state representatives and commissioners will be read.
St. Patrick, Canonsburg: Community heroes will be recalled as seventh- and eighth-graders present digital stories that they created on a Washington County hero. Lunch with local firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers.