Mass celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

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The Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel, Bishop of Evansville, will celebrate mass to recognize National Catholic Schools Week in the diocese, and to celebrate more than four decades of this annual focus on Catholic education.

The mass takes place Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Cathedral, at 1328 Lincoln Avenue, in Evansville.

Students from all 26 diocesan Catholic schools will attend.

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week from January 28 – February 3.

The Catholic Schools Office determines a yearly theme for all 26 Catholic schools, and the theme for this year is “Called to Serve.”

With each diocesan celebration throughout the 2017-18 school year, children are participating in a service project.

For the Diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass celebration, 5th, 8th, and 12th grade students have been invited to help three local agencies who are also Called to Serve others:

  • 5th Grade Students will help Little Lambs
  • 8th Grade Students will help The Ronald McDonald House
  • 12th Grade Students will help The Ozanam Shelter

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(This story was originally published on Jan. 30, 2018) 

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