28th annual Catholic Schools Week kicks off Sunday

Published 12:01 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On Sunday, Vicksburg Catholic School will kick off Catholic Schools Week, a national annual celebration.

This year’s theme is A+ for America, and VCS, made up of St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary, is set to host activities that aim to appeal to everyone, organizers say.

“One of the nice things is a lot of the people who visit during the week have never been here before,” said VCS Development and Alumni Affairs Director Patty Mekus. “This is a week when people can come see what we have to offer.”

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On Sunday, students are encouraged to attend Mass and tell other parishioners about Catholic education and what it means to them. Prayer cards will be placed in the pews, and parishioners may drop them in a box; students will pray for the requests during the week.

Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day, and lunch will be provided by the Parent Teacher Organization.