Catholic Schools Week
January 30 - February 5
“Since 1974, 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. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” (www.ncea.org). Each day during the week, our students, faculty and community celebrate a different component of our faith. The traditional academic schedule is adjusted so that our students can live their faith through prayer, acts of service, giving, playing, thanking, and celebrating the Holy Eucharist as a community.
On Monday, January 30, our school will be represented at a special evening prayer vigil for the installation of our new Bishop, the Most Reverend John Barres. On Tuesday, January 31, we welcome Bishop John Barres as the Diocese of Rockville Centre celebrates his installation. Together, we can pray for both Bishop William Murphy and Bishop John Barres as they each begin new chapters of their lives.
This year, we will culminate our Catholic Schools Week experience by celebrating Mass at Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport at 9:00 am. We invite all of our families to join us.
One of the most enduring and meaningful differences in a Catholic education is our mission to support family life. The heart of our program at Holy Angels Regional School is a deep rooted belief that our school becomes an extension of your family life. In the essence of the old saying, “A family that prays together, stays together,” we invite you to join us in prayer throughout this special week as we celebrate God’s enduring love for each of us.
Mr. Michael Connell