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IN BRIEF: OLPR kicks off Catholic Schools Week

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF OUR LADY OF PORT RICH­MOND

Hun­dreds joined to cel­eb­rate Cath­ol­ic edu­ca­tion at Our Lady of Port Rich­mond with Aux­il­i­ary Bish­op Mi­chael J. Fizger­ald and loc­al dig­nit­ar­ies in the OL­PR gym, ac­cord­ing to the school.

Be­gin­ning at 8:15, stu­dents and friends joined in a “hu­man pray­er chain” pro­ces­sion and a pray­er ser­vice and cel­eb­ra­tion. Cath­ol­ic Schools Week is ob­served from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, and fo­cuses on high-qual­ity Cath­ol­ic edu­ca­tion in the United States.

The theme for Cath­ol­ic School Week 2013 is “Cath­ol­ic Schools Raise the Stand­ards.” Cath­ol­ic schools are noted for their aca­dem­ic ex­cel­lence and high mor­al stand­ards. This year’s theme cel­eb­rates the con­stant at­ten­tion Cath­ol­ic edu­cat­ors pay to in­creas­ing the learn­ing and growth of faith in all stu­dents.  

In this photo, stu­dents greet Fitzger­ald as part of the pray­er chain. ••

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