Celebration of Catholic Schools Week
Sacred Heart is proud to join with Catholic schools around the country in celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, which began on January 26 and continued to February 1, 2020.
Recognizing the importance of service to Catholic education, Sacred Heart scheduled its school-wide Service Day on Saturday, January 25, offering every student and her family the opportunity to volunteer with one of our established community partners.
One of the daily themes of Catholic Schools Week, the Celebration of Community, is explained as follows: "A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities—both local and beyond—they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives."
After our weekend Service Day, we returned to school and began our Monday morning with an all-school Mass in honor of our foundress, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
Throughout the week, our students and faculty found ways to actively practice and share their faith, including:
- Little Hearts students created a video explaining what it means to be a Child of the Sacred Heart (watch video here);
- Lower School students led morning prayer and practicing espacio. The students also chose teachers over whom they prayed during the week;
- Middle School students held daily Saint spotlights and a supported a sock drive to benefit the homeless;
- A group of Upper School students attended Catholic Schools Week Mass with Archbishop Aymond, and several students volunteered to share their reasons for choosing a Catholic School in a series of video testimonies (watch testimonies here);
- Students from all divisions contributed artwork to the city-wide art show at Lakeside Mall during Catholic Schools Week.
Many thanks to all of our students, faculty, staff, administration and parent community for support of these activities and helping to share the value of Catholic education.