Pohnpei Catholic Schools to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

By Elee Shepherd and Claire Burkemper 

January 24, 2018

Pohnpei-Next week, January 28th–February 3rd, is Catholic Schools Week, which will be celebrated at our only local Catholic Schools, Pohnpei Catholic School and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School.

Our schools will be joining Catholic schools all over the world to celebrate what makes Catholic Education distinctive and formational.  Catholic Schools have been celebrating this week since 1974 as a way to honor and highlight particular aspects of Catholic education that are a critical  part of developing the whole person, both academically and spiritually.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Each day focuses on an individual aspect as it is related to the theme. The week will begin on Sunday with the theme of, “Celebrating Our Parishes,” in which students from both Pohnpei Catholic School and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School will participate in their respective parishes. The school week will begin with the theme of, “Celebrating our Community” and both Catholic Schools will gather for Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish at 9:00 a.m.  All are welcome to join the Mass.

Throughout the rest of the week, the schools will spend time inside and outside of the classroom learning about the gift of their Catholic education, serving the local community, honoring Church and Local Leaders, and thanking their families and teachers for their dedication to both education and faith. The schools anticipate their week being a blessed and fruitful time that will continue to enhance the educational and spiritual well-being of their students.