January 21, 2020 (Louisville, Ky.)–More than 18,500 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 26-February 1, 2020. 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 28, at Saint Peter the Apostle Parish, 5431 Johnsontown 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 (Martha Tedesco, Assumption High School); Fr. Joseph McGee Award for Outstanding Catholic Educator (Dr. Lisa Wieland, Assumption High School); Irene Casey Catholic Inclusion Award (John Gulden, DeSales High School); and Outstanding School Volunteer (Dave Frankrone, Holy Cross High School). The Catholic Education Foundation also presents the Father Joseph McGee award each year at the Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
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 inspire students to learn, serve, lead, and succeed.
The 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools reside in seven counties of the Archdiocese of Louisville.
For information, call: Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291 (office) or 502/417-7187 (cell).