Dear HFCS Families and Friends,
We are looking forward to celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week which begins Sunday, January 28th. Our students will be engaging in many activities as we make our way through the coming week. Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has been the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, January 28 – February 3. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2024 is “United in Faith and Community.” Catholic schools have a specific purpose to form students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society with the leaven of the gospel and by example of faith.
As communities of faith, Catholic schools instill in students their destiny to become saints. Academic excellence is the hallmark of Catholic education intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Finally, service is fundamental to Catholic education and the core of Catholic discipleship. Service is intended to help form people who are not only witnesses to Catholic social teaching, but also active participants through social learning. We are excited to celebrate Catholic education this coming week and we hope you will join us.
This coming Saturday we will be hosting Parents’ Night Out at St. Pius. More information can be found in the bulletin below. We have Fr. Len speaking on the value of Grit in our society and Julian Covella speaking to us on safety for our children. Additionally, we are excited about our 2nd annual HFCS Chili Cook Off. We hope you will join us.
Blessings to you and yours.
Pax et bonum,
Sue Styren, M.Ed.