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Press Release

Catholic Schools Week Highlights Importance of Catholic Education

coat-of-armsCatholic-Schools-Week-2013GREEN BAY, Wis. (Jan. 17, 2013) -- Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Green Bay will celebrate the 40th annual Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards."

The 16 counties that comprise the Diocese of Green Bay include 8,159 students enrolled at 55 Catholic elementary and middle schools, and 2,209 students at six high schools.

Best Opportunity to Evangelize, Catechize and Educate

"Catholic schools provide us with the best opportunity to evangelize, catechize and educate our Catholic youth in the rich traditions of the Church," said John Reetz, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. "By raising the standards of faith-enriched lives and high academic performance from all our students, we provide for them the opportunity to develop all the talents with which God has blessed them. It is the hope that these qualities will continue to enrich their lives long after their formal Catholic education has ended."

Schools Plan Special Events

Each school will hold special events and prayer services. The attached schedule includes Mass details for specific school systems and individual schools.

Catholic Schools Week was established in 1974. It is sponsored jointly by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Catholic Educational Association.


Who We Are

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 345,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.


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