Catholic Schools Week is January 29 – February 4. This special week allows RAA and other Catholic schools nationwide to celebrate our commitment to faith, excellence, and service. Our faith in Jesus is the foundation for all that we do at RAA. Our faculty helps students develop excellent habits and flourish in virtue by imitating Christ. Our commitment to service allows students to remember that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters, we do for Christ.
Children hunger for real traditions. In that spirit, here are the traditions that we hold dear during Catholic Schools Week at RAA.
Printable Schedule: Catholic Schools Week
SUNDAY: Catholic Schools Week Begins | Attend Mass as a Family
“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit’ of the Christian life.” (CCC 1324)
As the Eucharist is the summit of our lives, the Mass is the heart of Catholic schools. Help your children see the Beauty of the Liturgy, sacred music, prayer, and reverence of the Eucharist.
MONDAY: Prayer Day | Thank St. Colman Parishioners | Pray The Rosary as a School
“We give thanks to God always for all of you…remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
The greatest service we can offer is bringing the light of Christ to all we meet. We are especially grateful for the St. Colman’s Parish community for hosting our school.
TUESDAY: Service Day | Making Necessity Packs for the Homeless in Kensington
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
For this year’s service project, students will create necessity care packs for distribution by Pennsylvanians for Human Life during their February Rosary Walk in Kensington in partnership with the Sisters of Life. Classes will pray a decade of the rosary for the recipients of these care packs.
WEDNESDAY: Student Appreciation Day | Students Wear Gym Uniform with Crazy Hats, Ties, and Socks
“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.” (Luke 2:46-47)
Encouraging students to find freedom through intellectual and moral virtue is foundational to a child’s education at RAA. We also believe it is important to recognize and celebrate our students. Today students will have house games and a soft pretzel snack!
THURSDAY: Teacher Appreciation Day | Teacher Luncheon
“Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:11)
Teachers and mentors share in the formative and transformative work of The Great Teacher. The constant inspiration of Christ’s example guides our approach to our curriculum, our duties, and our relationships with our students.
FRIDAY: Parent Appreciation Day | First Friday Mass | Coffee With Coffey Parent Breakfast
“The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society.” (CCC 2207)
Parents are the primary educators of their children (CCC 2223). RAA supports this God-given role by providing a rich, Catholic liberal arts curriculum and support for parents to engage in their student’s formation. Parents are invited to join us at Coffee with Coffey for coffee and pastries after Mass.