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Catholic Schools Week is an annual nationwide celebration of Catholic education. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

The theme at SHDHS on Tuesday, January 30 was “Celebrate the Religious” and in honor of that theme SHDHS invited all the women religious orders in the diocese to come and celebrate mass with the Crusaders. Sr. Patricia Jean from St. Joseph the Workers order, she is the principal at St. Joe’s school in Walton, Sr. Michelin from the Sisters of Notre Dame, Sr. Leslie and Sr. Emerita from the Sisters of Divine Providence, and two consecrated women from Regnum Christi, Jacquie and Yvonne, all came to join the Crusaders for mass. Afterward they were invited to a little reception in the media center with some members of Student Council and some faculty.

In addition to celebrating mass with the nuns students also received a button with Pope Francis’s picture which they wore throughout the day.


2018 Catholic Schools Week runs January 29 – February 2.