CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Area Catholic schools are celebrating Catholic Schools Week all this week.
The annual observance begins the last Sunday in January. This year, the event runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.
The theme this year is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service." Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses and activities for students, families, parishioners and the community at large.
Catholic schools in the Cincinnati archdiocese are planning many events in recognition of this week. The Cincinnati Catholic Schools Week Mass is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Retired Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk will celebrate and representatives from all Cincinnati area Catholic schools will be present.
The theme focuses on three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions.
Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To learn more about Catholic Schools Week, click here.