Students, faculty, alumni and friends of McAuley Catholic High School in Joplin participated in national Catholic Schools Week (CSW) by reading, singing, ushering, and other service during the Sunday liturgy Jan. 31 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lamar, under the direction of Fr. Rahab Isidor, pastor. Fr. Isidor is also chaplain for McAuley Catholic High School.
The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week is Sun., Jan. 31, 2016 to Sat., Feb. 6, 2016. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our Church, our communities, and our nation. The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has 23 Catholic elementary schools and three high schools. Resources for CSW may be found at http://www.ncea.org/ourservices/catholic-schools-week.