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Catholic Schools Week 2023

Helping handsLittle children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
      1 John 3:18
Take a moment to reflect on how we celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2023! With the many student- and faith-centered values, Divine Mercy Catholic Academy is the elementary school of choice in our community! CSW 2023 was held Sunday, 1/29 through Saturday, 2/4.
This year, our celebration was focused on strengthening our hearts and spirits, and sharing our gifts with those in need. Throughout the week, our students worked with each other, their teachers, area clergy members and others to bring Faith, Excellence and Service to life. Our activities include:
Sunday, January 29: Celebrating Our Parishes
  • Families filled our parishes while wearing our DMCA colors at mass
  • Our Chorale also performed at St. John Gaulbert Cathedral
Monday, January 30: Celebrating Our Communities
  • Opening Mass was held at both campuses
  • Bishop McCort students joind our students for lunch
  • The start of Penny Wars; students were encouraged to bring in spare change throughout the week. This was donated to Cuddles for Kids at the end of the week
  • Students were permitted to dress like their favorite characters
Tuesday, January 31: Celebrating Our Students
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Pajama Day! 
  • Students met with their church buddies and enjoyed playing their favorite board games
Wednesday, February 1: Celebrating Our Nationred white blue
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Collection for our local VA and Troops
  • Students brought in hundreds of personal care items donations 
  • Everyone was encouraged to wear Red, White and Blue
  • Our staff and 6th grade students played in a fun game of volleyball and kickball

Thursday, February 2: Celebrating Vocations
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Coffee and Donuts with priests! It was a great time for students to ask questions for our priests!
  • Students at East campus received the Blessing of the Throats by Father Peles
  • Everyone showed their school spirit by dressing in Crusher gear!
Friday, February 3: Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • A breakfast was provided for our faculty and staff from the PTO
  • Students dress like your favorite teacher/staff member
Saturday, February 4: Celebrating Families
  • Parents received a special thank you
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