Schools celebrate National Catholic School Week
Jan. 27, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 26, 2014 at 7:27 p.m.
Catholic schools are celebrating the 40th anniversary of National Catholic School Week.
The national celebration period runs through Saturday.
Diocese of Victoria Catholic Schools Superintendent John E. Quary said the week gives schools an opportunity to highlight student achievement.
"Our schools have been in the Crossroads area for more than 145 years," Quary said. "We are eagerly looking forward to the next 100."
The national theme this year is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."
"Because we are unabashedly Catholic, our identity is crucial to the very nature and founding of our schools," Quary said. "So at any point that we have the opportunity to make that front and center, we take it."
Activities at the 13 Catholic schools in the diocese range from a fun run to extra hours of prayers to a supply drive for the Gabriel Project and a talent show.