Lipinski Introduces Resolution Celebrating 2019 Catholic Schools Week

For the 13th consecutive year, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) has introduced a resolution celebrating Catholic Schools Week and honoring the outstanding work of Catholic schools in the Chicago area and across the nation. Catholic Schools Week, which begins this year on January 27, has been an annual event since 1974. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Lipinski’s resolution praises “the vital contributions of the thousands of Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States” and “the key role they play in promoting and ensuring a brighter, stronger future for the nation.”  It recognizes that Catholic schools create “an intellectually stimulating environment rich in spiritual, character, and moral development” which produces academically successful students, foster a commitment to service, family, and community, and accept students from all faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds.

“I am forever grateful for the values I was taught in Catholic schools emphasizing critical thinking, faith, and service to others,” said Rep. Lipinski. “My education at St. Symphorosa Grammar and St. Ignatius College Prep left lasting impressions that made me the man I am today. I take great pride in honoring the teachers, staff, administrators, and countless volunteers who work so hard with little fanfare to shape the future male and female leaders of tomorrow. The halls of Congress are replete with alumni of Catholic schools.”

Schools typically celebrate the week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members.  During the week, Congressman Lipinski will visit several schools in the district.



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