Catholic Schools Week

01-28-2022Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, VC

This week we celebrate the 48th Annual Catholic Schools Week (CSW) in all of the Dioceses throughout the United States from January 30th through February 5th. Traditionally, CSW is held from the last Sunday in January and runs all week.  

The theme for National CSW 2022 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” This theme embodies the core values found in Catholic schools across the country; that is, to train the child academically, morally, spiritually, and socially so they can become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples, and good citizens.

The overall goal of CSW is to showcase what makes Catholic schools distinctively different from other schools, and to help schools connect with prospective families looking to find the right school for their children, donors, educators, and other community members.  

We have several activities lined up for each day throughout the week here in our SJB community. We will begin the CSW with a celebration of Mass on Sunday, January 30th. Students, parents, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend any Sunday Mass this weekend. Other events and activities include, school-wide Rosary/Prayer Service, Penny Wars, Cans Across the Campus, Field Day, St. John Bosco Play, and more. Click here for full schedule of events.

On Wednesday evening, February 2, from 5:30-7:00pm, our annual Catholic Schools Week Open House will showcase our entire school from preschool through 8th grade. If you have any friends or family members looking for school options next year, please tell them to save this date and RSVP here if they plan to attend. Our School Board members and Campus Ambassadors will be ready to give them a personal tour. All current parents and students are also invited to attend.

We will also be hosting a morning Open House on Thursday, February 3, from 9:00am-11:00am. Please RSVP here and email Mrs. Molina with any questions.

We have much to celebrate in our Catholic schools. My special thanks to our dedicated teachers, staff, students, and families who choose a Catholic education. Thanks also to our School Board, Dad’s Club, P.T.O and the entire school community for your prayers and support. 

Updates From the Building Committee

For years we have had two questions, Will we ever build a new Worship space and when? Yes, we will build a new Worship space. As to when, we are not the only one waiting. The picture below shows that the building is ready for its make-over. A Special Thank You goes out to Deacon Ed and his transition team for their tremendous effort. A special thank you also to the Knights for their continued support.

We continue to move forward where we can as we wait for our City permits. Next week we have an asbestos inspection which is necessary for our demolition permit.

We know that it is difficult to wait as our journey has taken a very long time. We do need to remember that we are not only building our new Worship space for ourselves, but for our children and their children. It will be a beautiful place to attend Mass and for our children to receive the sacraments. Imagine how wonderful it will be for weddings? Please continue your support with your prayers and contributions.

Any construction related questions, please reach out to Bob Prezkop at bprezkop@stbenedict.org.

 

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