The week of January 26 – 30 is Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic Schools in the United States. The theme of CSW15 is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Faith.
Our celebration at John Carroll include opportunities for the members of our school community to celebrate our faith, serve one another and exercise our knowledge – with as little interruption to the schedule as possible.
During Catholic Schools week this year we focus our attention on John Carroll being a community of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Each day during the week has different focus to it.
Saturday/Sunday, January 24-25, 2015
Three John Carroll School students (Samiah Miller ‘15, Taylor Fitzgerald ‘15 and Dean LaPonzina ‘16) promote John Carroll at the three weekend Liturgies at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Edgewood, MD.
Monday, January 26, 2015 (canceled because of weather)
Today we give a quick overview of the week and the theme. Opening prayer is led all week by Jay Horner ‘15 and Conor O’ Brien ‘16, assisted by students from Mrs. Deroba/Mr. Hughes Advisory.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Putting our FAITH into Action: Practicing Random Acts of Kindness
Members of the John Carroll Community are encouraged to put their faith into action by practicing “random acts of kindness” for those we encounter this day.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Showing Appreciation for those who SERVE others
Through Religion classes, studentsare invited to write letters expressing our appreciation for those who regularly serve others:
Freshmen: letters of appreciation to a teacher or principal at their middle school
Sophomores: letters of appreciation to a leader at their church/faith community
Juniors/Seniors: letters of appreciation to those who serve in the Bel Air Fire, Police or Harford County Sherriff’s Department
A Celebration of our Catholic FAITH
Classes invited during mod 3 to attend Mass in the chapel as we celebrate God’s word and the Eucharist together. All are welcome!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
In appreciation of KNOWLEDGE
Students are given the chance to answer a series of trivia questions related to Archbishop John Carroll, The John Carroll School and Catholic Schools. The Advisory that gets the most number of questions correct will be rewarded a donut and healthy snack breakfast the following week – compliments of the Office of Mission & Ministry.
Friday, January 30, 2015
John Carroll School: A Community of Faith, Knowledge and Service
We will bring closure to our week of celebrating Catholic Schools with a school-wide Liturgy (9:00am) concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Schleupner and Fr. Sutton. On this day give thanks to God for the gift of our Catholic School community while also offering members of our community the opportunity to “give the gift of life” by way of our annual John Carroll School Red Cross Blood Drive.