Archbishop William Lori, 1,200 Catholic Educators Gather Before Start of New School Year

Archbishop William E. Lori will offer his blessing on the new school year and on the 1,200 Catholic educators who will gather for the 2013 Catholic Schools Convocation, held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, on Monday, August 19 at 9:15 a.m.

The convocation, which will open with remarks by Dr. Barbara Edmondson, Superintendent of Catholic Schools will include a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori followed by a special awards ceremony for those teachers and principals celebrating milestone anniversaries.

“As Catholic educators, we will gather together to reflect on our unique call to nurture students in a Christ-centered environment while challenging, inspiring, and preparing them for their next step in life,” said Dr. Edmondson.

About Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

  • 13 recognized as national Blue Ribbon schools
  • Catholic elementary school students score in the top fourth nationally on standardized tests
  • Catholic middle school students score in the top third on standardized tests in Reading and Math
  • Catholic high school students average 100 points higher on the SAT than the national average
  • 99% of students graduate high school; 98% attend college

To learn more about an Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic school, call 1-800-5-CATHOLIC or visit

Sean Caine

Sean Caine is Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Communications