Rep. Lipinski Recognizes and Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3), a proud graduate of Chicago’s St. Symphorosa Grammar School and St. Ignatius College Prep, introduced a resolution in the House this week honoring National Catholic Schools Week and highlighting the contributions to our country made by America's Catholic schools. 

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 this year is January 25 – 31.  This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”  Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members.

“I really appreciate what a blessing it was to be educated in Catholic schools,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “By always emphasizing the necessity of a well-rounded educational experience and instilling the values of giving back to the community and helping others, America's Catholic schools produce graduates that have the skills and strength of character needed by our businesses, governments, and communities.  My own desire to serve was fostered by dedicated teachers throughout my years at Catholic schools.  In recognizing Catholic Schools Week, we honor the teachers and administrators who sacrifice so much, in most cases working for less than they could earn elsewhere.  Many of my favorite memories are of teachers, including many nuns, who taught me the values of faith and service, along with giving me a great education.”

For nine consecutive years, Rep. Lipinski has introduced a resolution in Congress honoring National Catholic Schools Week and praising the outstanding work of Catholic Schools.

Lipinski will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week by visiting several schools in the district, including St. Cletus in La Grange, St. John Fisher School in Chicago, and Our Lady of the Ridge in Chicago Ridge.

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