| “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”
The theme for National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of Catholic education. First, schools are communities — communities of faith, where children are openly taught about God, where God is worshiped regularly, and where students and faculty put their faith into practice on a daily basis. Secondly, Catholic schools exist to pass on knowledge—not just the practical knowledge of content like reading, writing, and math, but also knowledge of God and truth, which defines our spiritual heritage as Catholics. And finally, Catholic schools are communities of service—places where helping one another and aiding the needy are the way of living life.