Bishop Rice Celebrates 8th Grade Mass for Catholic Schools Week

Post date: Jan 26, 2015 6:02:39 PM

On Monday, January 26th hundreds of 8th grade students from 10 Catholic schools from Region 2 gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Mass. Bishop Rice celebrated the Mass, and in his homily reflected on the theme for this week: Faith, Knowledge and Service. He noted that what is unique about our schools is not so much that we do service, but that we serve in the name of Jesus Christ. Catholic schools help students seek knowledge not just in academics but also spiritual knowledge. And most importantly, our Catholic Schools help students grow in Faith. He concluded with a question: "Have you opened your heart?" asking students to reflect on how they have responded to the call of faith, knowledge and service during their time at their Catholic elementary school.

The Region 2 Schools Include:

  • Academy at St. Sabina

  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

  • Christ Light of the Nations

  • Holy Trinity

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Sacred Heart

  • St. Ann

  • St. Angela Merici

  • St. Ferdinand

  • St. Norbert

  • St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

A student from each school read a brief summary and token of their school's patron at the beginning of Mass, and after Communion placed a rose near the portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe while singing "Lady of Roses."

Catholic Schools as Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Here are some photos from the Mass: