In a recent address, Pope Francis shared these words, "To educate is an act of love, it is to give life. And love is demanding, it calls for the best resources, for a reawakening of the passion to begin this path patiently with young people." (Address to the Plenary Session of the Congregation for Catholic Education). We celebrate the opportunity to educate our children in the Catholic faith during this special week.
Monday, January 26 - Vocation’s Day: Students match “fun facts” to Diocesan priests and deacons during a special Vocations Day Panel Discussion.
Tuesday, January 27 - Patriot’s Day: Students show pride in their country by wearing a red, white and blue top with their uniform bottoms.
Wednesday, January 28 - All-Schools Mass: Mass is concelebrated by Bishop Paul Bradley, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo and other Diocesan priests and deacons in the gym of Hackett Catholic Prep. Close to a thousand students, teachers, parents and staff are expected to attend.
Thursday, January 29 – Hat Day: A day students wear funny hats, and bring personal care items which will be donated to Catholic charities.
Friday, January 30 – Bowling Day: Always a favorite, as students are bussed to a local bowling alley and are allowed a uniform holiday.
Saturday, January 30 – Booster Bash: This event will top-off a great week with games and activities for children of all sizes, also great food, a silent auction and a 50/50 tuition raffle. This year’s theme, Under the Moon and Stars, is sure to be exciting!