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HFCS Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

    After 117 years, Holy Family Cathedral School had a lot to celebrate during Catholic Schools Week at the beginning of February. This nationwide observance gives every Catholic school a chance to remind their local communities of the unique opportunities available to Catholic school students.

HFCS Building (1)

Holy Family Cathedral School began the week with the annual Mike Petzet Scholarship Dinner. Mr. Petzet was a widely respected teacher who shared his passion for the Faith and his love of humor with his students. The Scholarship fund aids students who share in his warmth and spirit.

The days of the week each  had a theme: knowledge, service, faith, community, and a celebration of Holy Family.

  • Monday – Knowledge day – features a middle school essay contest and an elementary school coloring contest. Each class decorated its door.
  • Service Day was on Tuesday. All students enjoyed free dress as each donated one dollar to charity. Students performed various service projects around the school.
  • Every Wednesday begins with an all school Mass. Faith Day continues with Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. Students from each school “House” received holy cards with a specific prayer to each house’s patron saint.
  • Community Day, Thursday, was a treat for the younger students as they spent time with their upper grade buddies. Older students read or worked on crafts with the younger ones.
  • Friday’s theme was Celebrate Holy Family, a day with a balance between scholarship, prayer, and fun. The student body prayed a Living Rosary in the morning. The day ended with the traditional students versus faculty volleyball game, followed by time for every student to shoot hoops, play on the floor scooters, and run around.

2013 gym day

Catholic School Week continued to a Sunday February 7 Open House where the entire parish was invited to tour the school and see firsthand the excellent learning environment at Holy Family.

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