Catholic Schools Week 2021 a time for thanks more than ever
This week marks the 47th anniversary of celebrating Catholic Schools Week. All across the Archdiocese of San Antonio, our Catholic schools will be taking time out of their normal schedules to show their appreciation and celebrate people who help to make Catholic schools strong — parents, teachers and staff, clergy and religious, students, and our benefactors.
‘Thankful for Today, Thriving Tomorrow,’ initiative raising awareness of value and needs of schools
“Thankful for Today, Thriving Tomorrow,” was the theme of a gathering held in person and virtually by all 38 Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on October 7 that launched a campaign to raise awareness of the value and needs of Catholic schools.
Central Catholic class of 2021 seniors build hand sanitizer stations for St. Luke’s Catholic School
A group of Central Catholic seniors (class of 2021), who are St. Luke Catholic School alumni (class of 2017), spent September 5 building 11 PVC pipe hand sanitizer dispenser stations for the middle school — providing a station for each of the middle school classrooms (with a 12th station already built as a demo).
St. Peter Prince suffers fire, but disaster averted due to quick acting parent-employee
St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Church and School experienced a fire on Saturday afternoon, August 15, which originated from a stove in the first floor kitchen of the parish hall.
Catholic Teachers of the Year celebrated at Mass and recognition ceremony
Catholic Teachers of the Year were recognized and honored a liturgy and ceremony by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, on August 7 in Our Lady’s Chapel at Assumption Seminary, following an almost four month delay. In most years the honorees receive their awards at a banquet in early May, however, that event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catholic School students serving for Catholic Charities
St. Luke’s Catholic School student Madison, felt the need to help her brothers and sisters throughout our community. COVID-19 has been an uncertain time for many who have lost their jobs or income. While making pizzas with her family, she was inspired to help others by fundraising for Catholic Charities.
Preparing for class in a pandemic
Most Catholic schools in the archdiocese reopened on August 17 for both in-person and remote learning this fall, with teachers and staff addressing the challenges both to students’ health and their education.
What does Back to School look like in 2020?
Catholic schools are at the heart of living our Catholic tradition and supporting parents in passing on our faith. It is a ministry of the Church committed to providing our community the academic and spiritual benefits of a Catholic education, even in this time of great challenge.
Antonian keeps students grounded and United as Church
All across the United States, school administrators and teachers are working hard to develop the best way to provide the highest quality education for their students while managing the implications of a virus unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime. For educators in Catholic schools — institutions known for producing some of the most well-educated people — we often have to remind families that education isn’t only about the grades a student gets in rigorous coursework. As families seriously weigh the economic costs and benefits of the investment in Catholic schools, we at Antonian emphasize that it is in times like these, one major benefit of Catholic education is needed most — community.