Friday, January 25, 2019
Catholic Schools Week 2019 begins Jan. 27
National Catholic Schools Week begins this weekend on Jan. 27 in the Diocese of Cleveland and in parish communities across the country. The week is dedicated to celebrating Catholic education. It concludes on Feb. 2.

For schools, Catholic Schools Week typically incorporates Mass and open houses within a five-day time span. This year the diocese encouraged schools to plan activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to showcase how their school is grounded in faith, committed to academic excellence and building student character.

Diocesan Mass for Life celebrates God's work as creator
The congregation was smaller than usual, but the prayers were just as fervent during the Diocese of Cleveland’s annual Mass for Life on Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Bishop Nelson Perez, the celebrant, was assisted by Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries, two priest concelebrants and a deacon.

The liturgy was streamed live on the diocesan website for those who were unable to attend. (Click HERE to view the archived video.) And that included – as the bishop noted – young people from Catholic high schools across the eight-county diocese.

Cleveland seminarian shares his experience at the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Andrew Karpinski, a senior at Borromeo Seminary and a member of St. Mary Parish in Hudson, was among the diocesan seminarians who travelled by bus to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. He shares his experience below.

I was able to march with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country who gathered in the nation’s capital on Friday, Jan. 18 at the annual March for Life, protesting against abortion. I traveled and marched with about 50 other seminarians from Borromeo and Saint Mary seminaries.

And finally...

Did you know a Diocese of Cleveland priests vs. seminarians basketball game will tip off at 6 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the LeBron James Arena on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron? A suggested $2 donation will benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Also the Real Life Catholic seminar Reboot, featuring internationally acclaimed speaker, author and TV host Chris Stefanick will take place 7 - 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 at St. Hilary Parish in Fairlawn. Tickets for this event are $22 and are available for purchase online.

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