Schools Across the Diocese Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

01/23/2020 Teresa Ryan 0 Comments

All are invited to join the celebration
        Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Des Moines will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 with community service projects, open houses, special Masses, STEM demonstrations, and more.
        National Catholic Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association. The theme for this year’s event – Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. – highlights how Catholic schools excel in faith development, academic excellence and dedication to community service.
        Catholic Schools Week not only celebrates the unique attributes of Catholic education but provides families an opportunity to learn more about whether or not Catholic school is the right fit for their child(ren). During this national celebration of Catholic education, we invite families throughout the Diocese of Des Moines to visit our schools and discover the Catholic school difference.
        “Catholic schools provide children with the ongoing formation in their faith, develop each students’ God-given gifts, and prepare them for success in higher education and the global marketplace,” said Donna Bishop, superintendent. “We welcome all families throughout the Diocese of Des Moines to visit our schools during Catholic Schools Week to learn more about how our schools can help their child excel – spiritually, socially and academically.”
        Below is a list of open house events during Catholic Schools Week. All schools in the Diocese of Des Moines welcome families who want to visit and consider a Catholic education for their children. Contact your local school for more information.
Christ the King, Des Moines
Pancake Breakfast at the Parish
Jan. 26 following all Masses
Holy Family, Des Moines
Open House
Jan. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Holy Trinity, Des Moines
Open House
Jan. 26 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kindergarten & Preschool/PreK 11:15 a.m.
Sacred Heart, West Des Moines
Open House
Jan. 31 from 9-11:30 a.m.
St. Albert, Council Bluffs
Open House
Jan. 26 from 1-3 p.m.
St. Anthony, Des Moines
Contact the school to schedule your individual tour and for enrollment information.
St. Augustin, Des Moines
Open House
Jan. 26 from 12 – 1:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines
Open House
Jan. 31
St. Joseph, Des Moines
Contact the school to schedule your individual tour and for enrollment information.
St. Luke the Evangelist, Ankeny
Student-led Mass
Jan. 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Contact the school to schedule your individual tour and for enrollment information.
St. Malachy, Creston
Open House/Pre-K and Kindergarten Info Night
Feb. 11 from 6-7 p.m.
St. Patrick, Perry
Chili, Pazole, and Cinnamon Roll Supper followed by school tours.
Jan. 25 following 4:30 Mass
St. Pius X, Urbandale
Student-led Mass at 9 a.m.
Open House 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 26
St. Theresa, Des Moines
Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shelby County Catholic School
Breakfast and Open House
Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To learn about more Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines and tuition assistance, contact schools@dmdiocese.org.

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