Celebrating Catholic Schools


As we prepare to celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week around the country, I must send a little love to my favorite Catholic school, St. Anthony’s here in Fresno.  To the teachers and administrators who have so lovingly educated and cared for my boys over the years, you have my greatest gratitude and prayers!

Last week in the House, a measure was passed which praised Catholic schools for their academic accomplishments, education of minority students, and emphasis on values.  This week, let’s all take time to celebrate those men and women who sacrifice to teach in our Catholic schools and uphold our faith traditions.

This year, the theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools Celebrate Service”.  I can see in my own children that our wonderful school has instilled in them the concept that serving others is a major part of our lives as Catholics.  They have collected food and clothing, helped rebuild a Catholic school in Mississippi following Katrina, supported local shelters and hospitals and participated in countless other service projects during their Catholic school careers. I’m so happy that they have learned the giving and serving are major tenets of our faith and that they have had real life experiences of the joy of serving.

Learn more about Catholic Schools Week.


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Lisa
    I live on Knoxville TN and my kids go to Sacred Heart Cathedral school. We just found out that my husband will be relocated to San Diego CA. I have been checking the websites of all the Catholic elemntary schools there but I just got more confused! Do you know where I could get or from whom, a review of all the Catholic/ private schools in San Diego?
    I am interested mostly in Catholic schools but they just seem so different from each other!
    I really will appreciate your help!

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