Sunday, January 29 – Friday, February 3, 2017
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 – February 3. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open house 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.
2017 Catholic Schools Week Agenda at Holy Trinity click here
Holy Trinity School’s focuses on “Service” during National Catholic Schools Week
Holy Trinity School students are participating in National Catholic Schools Week, a week-long celebration of Catholic education. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” As part of this year’s activities, Holy Trinity School students at both its Westfield and Mountainside campuses have been learning more about helping others and are giving back to local communities. At the Westfield campus, students in Kindergarten through 5th grade participate in a day-long retreat and make cards for the soldiers and home bound, collect food for the HT food pantry, and collect Christmas gifts for local families in need. Seventh grade students work in conjunction with the shelter at the Plainfield YMCA, donating and packing supplies for the needy. Eighth graders make Valentine Care packages and along with their parent drivers deliver meals and treats to the home bound through Westfield’s Mobile Meals program. Additionally students in sixth through eighth grade take part in a day long retreat, “Building Bridges to Peace”, at St. Joseph’s Retreat Center in Sterling, NJ. Even the youngest at Holy Trinity participate in these acts of mercy. Students at the Mountainside Campus (PK2 – Kindergarten) collect personal care items for welcome bags for the families staying overnight at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside.