Syracuse Diocese Catholic Schools to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week with Day of Service

Students from St. Margaret’s School in Mattydale and Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School in East Syracuse went the extra mile together Feb. 2, 2016, helping to stock the pantry at St. Margaret’s Church with hygiene products, paper goods and toiletries. Here, Sara Hopkins, a Bishop Grimes junior, brings donations into St. Margaret’s. (Sun photo | Dave Mason)

From the Diocese of Syracuse:

The 22 Catholic schools within the Diocese of Syracuse will once again celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29-February 4, but the highlight of the week will be their second annual diocesan-wide day of service on January 30. Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

On Monday the 30th, schools in all four regions of the diocese will focus on giving back to their communities. School administrators began planning Catholic Schools Week months ago. Each school chose a partner organization, including Catholic Charities, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Rescue Mission, and Samaritan Center, to name a few. Students at each school will perform acts of service ranging from stuffing baskets with necessities for refugees to making sandwiches for the homeless to bagging warm socks for veterans in need. The schools have been collecting non-perishable food items, clothing, and other necessities in the weeks leading up to the Day of Service.

Highlights from Catholic schools in each region of the diocese will be available in The Catholic Sun, on the Syracuse Catholic Television YouTube channel, and diocesan social media.

The Diocese of Syracuse includes 22 component schools, all accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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