Why do we celebrate Catholic Schools Week?
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. While it is a fun week with many festivities, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our community, and our nation.
The value Catholic education provides in immeasurable. At its core, a Christ-centered education is one that teaches the students that they live in a world that God created, and are themselves God's creation. Each and every class weaves together Christian virtues, servant-leadership, and most importantly, drives home that our identity is in Christ alone. Catholic schools know that students were created to love and be loved by the Creator Himself. When a person comes to know this kind of Love, it sets the firm foundation to not only weather the storms of life, but to come out of them a stronger person.
St. John's Academy is an extension of St. James Basilica in Jamestown, ND. Let us all come together to celebrate what God has done through the hard work and support of generations, past, present, and future, to grow and flourish our beloved school, parish, and community.