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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

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National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It was started in 1974 by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, this year Jan. 31-Feb. 6. This year's theme is Catholic Schools: "Faith. Excellence. Service."

Schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.

Visit the Arlington Catholic Herald website to learn more about this year's theme and read stories highlighting how our diocesan Catholic schools provide on-going faith formation to develop each students' God-given gifts and prepare them for success.

Reprinted with permission from the Arlington Catholic Herald © 2021.


Catholic Schools Power Through a Trying Year

The biggest triumph was getting through the door. From the start of the 2020-21 school year, Catholic schools throughout the Arlington diocese were able to offer in-person learning to students, as well as online schooling. But that feat didn't come without challenges, many of them ongoing. Still, there are glimmers of hope that things are slowly returning to normal.

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Bishop Burbidge's Message for Catholic Schools Week 2021


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As we celebrate National Catholic Schools Week and the importance our Catholic schools play in the lives of families throughout the Diocese of Arlington, I extend my heartfelt and sincere appreciation to our Catholic school parents, who have taken the necessary steps to ensure their children are provided with sound faith formation and excellence in education...

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Catholic Schools Week Resources

Visit the National Catholic Educational Association's website for free downloadable images and member-only resources for Catholic Schools Week.