We are thankful to God that the 911 active shooter call at Nouvel Catholic Central High School in Saginaw on Tuesday was a hoax and that all students, faculty and staff are safe. We spent last week celebrating our schools and will continue to lift up and honor all the wonderful things happening in our school communities. We have much to be grateful and thankful for.
For students across the Diocese of Saginaw, Catholic Schools Week was filled with both school spirit and the Holy Spirit!
From Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant to Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic School in Harbor Beach, each of our 12 Catholic schools hosted exciting events and engaged in impactful service to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
“Catholic Schools Week provides our school families with the opportunity to celebrate what makes our schools such unique and special places for students to learn and grow, intellectually and spiritually,” said Cormac Lynn, superintendent of Catholic schools.
Photos from each school are available on the Diocese of Saginaw Flickr page, Diocese of Saginaw Facebook page and Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Saginaw Facebook page.
Featured albums include:
- All Saints Catholic, Bay City, elementary student retreat led by juniors; praying for volunteers
- Auburn Area Catholic School, Mass and school tours with Bishop Gruss Mass and school tours with Bishop Gruss
- Nouvel Catholic Central Elementary and Middle School, Saginaw, making blankets to donate to the Eastside Soup Kitchen
- Nouvel Catholic Central Elementary and Middle School, Saginaw, Mass and school tours with Bishop Gruss
- Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Saginaw, Catholic Quiz Bowl
- Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Saginaw, Catholic concert and relay scavenger hunt
- Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic School, Harbor Beach, Mass and school tours with Bishop Gruss
- St. Brigid Catholic School, Midland, "Why I love my school" cross project; escape room
- St. Brigid Catholic School, Midland, family sock hop
- St. Elizabeth Area Catholic School, Reese, service project creative votive candles to sell as a fundraiser for the Eastside Soup Kitchen
- St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School, Beal City, school Mass and candlit procession for Candlemas
- St. Mary Catholic School, Alma, sharing ice cream sundaes with Deacon Rick Warner and Father Paul Werley
- St. Michael Catholic School, Pinconning, Faith Parade and Blue & Gold Basketball Game
Each year, Catholic schools across the country celebrate this special week beginning the last Sunday of January. Catholic Schools Week is a nationwide celebration of the gift of Catholic education, the value it provides to young people and its contributions to our church and communities.