Celebrating the value of Catholic education

Catholic schools around the country marked Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb 3.

The Diocese of St. Cloud celebrated by holding Masses at two locations simultaneously Jan. 31. Two thousand students and teachers from the St. Cloud area Catholic Community Schools gathered at Cathedral High School, while 600 were on hand at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville.

Included in Catholic Community Schools are: St. Francis Xavier School, Sartell; Cathedral High School, St. Katharine Drexel School, St Elizabeth Ann Seton School and All Saints Academy, all in St. Cloud; All Saints Academy, St. Joseph; St. Wendelin School, Luxemburg; Holy Cross School, Pearl Lake and St. Mary Help of Christians School, St. Augusta.

The schools participating at St. John’s were: St. John’s Prep, Collegeville; Holy Family School, Albany; Sacred Heart School, Freeport; St. John’s/St. Andrew’s School, Greenwald and St. Mary School, Melrose.

Top: Students from Catholic Community Schools, a consolidated school system in the St. Cloud metro area, gathered at Cathedral High School. Above: Students gathered at the St. John’s Abbey Church.
(Photo by Paul Middlestaedt)
Holy Family School second grade students Addie Burg (right) and Liesl Brever sing along during Mass Wednesday at the Saint John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville.
(Photo by Paul Middlestaedt)
Fifth-grader Keely Hodgins and Kevin Beck, Pre-K, students at Holy Cross School in Pearl Lake, participate in the Catholic Schools Week Mass at Cathedral High School Jan. 31. (Photo by Dianne Towalski / The Visitor)

About Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Visitor newspaper.

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