March 1, 2023 | Local News, Youth
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On Jan. 30, the students of St. Romuald Interparochial School in Hardinsburg participate in a living rosary – with each student taking turns saying one of the prayers – in celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2023. RILEY GREIF 

Catholic Schools Week 2023


Catholic Schools Week took place during Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2023, which is an annual week celebrating Catholic education. Despite a severe ice storm that closed school for most of the week, the Diocese’s of Owensboro’s schools managed to squeeze in some festivities before the bad weather arrived, or hold some postponed activities after schools reopened. Here are a few highlights.

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Laura Cecil (right), principal of Mary Carrico Memorial School in Knottsville, helps the students get ready to sing songs to the staff of the McRaith Catholic Center during the school’s Jan. 30 visit to the diocese’s central offices as part of Catholic Schools Week. RILEY GREIF | WKC

Students of Trinity High School in Whitesville participate in an activity for Catholic Schools Week 2023. Trinity gathered for their CSW kickoff assembly on Jan. 30, starting both the school day and the assembly with prayer. Their tagline this year was “Godfirst,” and at the assembly, principal Emily Hernandez gave a message on the importance of Catholic education. COURTESY OF TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

Bishop William F. Medley receives the gifts from several Holy Name of Jesus School students during the offertory at Mass in honor of Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 30, 2023. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

A student wears a “Catholic Schools Week” hat at John Paul II School in Morganfield on Jan. 30, 2023. ELIZABETH WONG BARNSTEAD | WKC

St. Romuald Interparochial School students pray a living rosary inside St. Romuald Parish in Hardinsburg in celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 30, 2023. RILEY GREIF | WKC

Students of St. Joseph Interparochial School in Bowling Green show the items collected in their food drive for Catholic Schools Week 2023. COURTESY OF ST. JOSEPH INTERPAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Students participate in a school spirit pep rally at the Owensboro Catholic Schools K-3 Campus in Owensboro on Feb. 3, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. RACHEL HALL | WKC

Originally printed in the March 2023 issue of The Western Kentucky Catholic.

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