Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated Sunday, Jan. 31-Saturday, Feb. 6.

Q: What is Catholic Schools Week? 

A: Catholic Schools Week is an annual event, celebrated across the country that begins the last Sunday in January. This year, Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated from Sunday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 6. The week is set aside to celebrate the unique nature of the Catholic schools in each community. In addition to the internal events (teacher and parent recognition events, school ‘spirit’ days, special assemblies, etc.) it is also a week where the schools invite prospective families of the parish/parishes they serve, and of the broader local community, to consider the benefits of a Catholic education.

Q: How will COVID affect Catholic Schools Week? 

A: Like the changes we’ve seen in most everything else, the pandemic will re-shape Catholic Schools Week somewhat as it pertains to open houses and large gatherings. Most schools will offer 45-minute virtual open houses and one-on-one opportunities to schedule an individual meeting with the principal. You are advised to check your school’s web site for details of their events. Find a school at

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