January 23, 2018 (Louisville, Kentucky) – Nearly 19,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 28-February 3, 2018. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Festivities for the week include the annual liturgy at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 30, at Saint Gabriel Parish, 5505 Bardstown Road, Louisville. Student and faculty representatives from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will attend this liturgy, which will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville.
At the Mass, awards will be presented, including the Distinguished Catholic School Leader Award (Dr. Cynthia Crabtree, Sacred Heart Schools); the Irene Casey Catholic Inclusion Award (Mary Ann Hall, Trinity High School) and the Outstanding School Volunteer (Joel Redle, Saint Xavier High School). The Father Joseph McGee award recipient (Teresa Roberts, Presentation Academy) also will be recognized. The Catholic Education Foundation present the Father McGee award each year at the Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
In addition to these awards, the Catholic Education Foundation will present its poster and essay-writing contest awards to elementary students for winning posters and a high school student for a winning essay. The poster and essay contests invite students to celebrate Catholic schools and the ways in which Catholic schools learn, serve, lead, and succeed.
The 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools reside in seven counties of the Archdiocese of Louisville.
For information, contact: Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291 or 502/417-7187.