Catholic Schools Week Events, Jan. 25- Jan. 31

Jan. 23

St. Joan of Arc School, 9 – 11 a.m. Open House


Jan. 24

St. John Regional Catholic School, Frederick, Friends of Catholic Education event; FSK Mall

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, Students will be recognized and recite the school pledge during Masses this weekend. Social Action Club kicks off parish-wide pajama drive to benefit Kami’s Jammies Program, delivering new sleepwear and themed pajama parties to critically-ill children during extended hospital stays.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 5:15 p.m. – Mass celebrated by Archbishop Edwin O’Brien; 7 p.m. – Blue Ribbon Bash held at Chartwell Country Club

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House

The Visitation Academy, Frederick, Friends of Catholic Education event; FSK Mall


Jan. 25

St. Agnes School, 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Open House; CSW Opening Mass at 9 AM; St. Agnes Cherub Choir sings at Mass; NCEA Distinguished Graduate Award Presentation

Ascension School, 9 – 11 a.m. Open House

St. Augustine School, School Mass, Second collection dedicated to school, Parent/Student/Alumni speakers.

Cardinal Shehan School, CSS Staff and families are invited to attend mass at St. Matthew (Saturday mass is 5 p.m.; Sunday masses are 8:45 and 11 a.m.) OR St. Thomas More (Saturday mass is 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.)

St. Casimir School, CSW Mass, 10 a.m., School Open House, 11 to Noon

St. Clare School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House

St. Francis of Assisi School, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Open House

Holy Family School, 10:30 CSW Mass, students sing; Scholastic Book Fair

Immaculate Conception School, Student Council gives at ICS pencils at parish Masses

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Open House following Masses

John Paul Regional Catholic School, Mass -10:30 a.m.; 12 – 1 p.m. Open House

St. John Regional Catholic School, Frederick, SJRCS students will celebrate service at the 8 Frederick regional parishes by participating in Mass as lectors, greeters and ushers.

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, Students will be recognized and recite the school pledge during Masses this weekend.

St. John School, Westminster, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Open House for Prospective Parents/Students

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, 1:15 – 2:45 p.m., Open House, Book Fair Kick-off in the library at 1:15, band performance at 1:30 in the gym.

St. Louis School, Clarksville, 2 – 4 p.m. Open House

St. Margaret School, Student readers at all Masses in the Church and Mission. School families will bring up the gifts at each weekend mass. After 10:30 Mass – SMS will host a “Parish Open House” on the ES Campus to help parishioners learn more about their Parish School.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Student presence at Masses at their parishes doing readings, altar serving, and distributing information

St. Michael the Archangel School, Overlea, 11:30 a.m., Catholic Schools’ Week Mass, Alumni Invited, Open House: 1 – 3 p.m. (Gym)

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Students Attend Sunday Mass in uniform

Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Open House—meeting at 1 followed by tours; Spaghetti Dinner 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, Catholic School Week liturgies–11a.m. St. Rita, 11:15a.m. St. Luke, 11:30 Our Lady of Hope. These liturgies will celebrate OLH/SLS family commitment to Catholic School education.

Our Lady of Victory School, Students will participate and speak at parish masses to thank the parishioners for their continued support of Catholic Education.

St. Philip Neri School, 10:30 – 12 p.m., Open House

St. Pius X School, opening liturgy mass at 11:15 celebrated by Bishop Madden at St. Pius X Church.

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, 10 a.m., Catholic Schools’ Week Mass

St. Ursula School, CSW Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Open House 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.


Jan. 26

St. Agnes School, CSW Prayer Service; Random Acts of Kindness Day

St. Augustine School, Grandparent’s Day, Open House for current school families; Science Fair

Bishop Walsh School, Open House for all grades from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cardinal Shehan School, Liturgy in Celebration of Catholic Schools Week and Appreciation of the Families of Cardinal Shehan, 8:30 a.m. at St. Matthew church; Pep rally in gym for all students.

St. Clare School, Buddy Day for students in grades Pre-K4 – 8

Holy Family School, Scholastic Book Fair; Community Outreach Program. Students will bring in items for My Sister’s Place. Students will also be sending thank you notes to businesses that support our school.

Immaculate Conception School, 10 a.m., Opening Liturgy with Towson Catholic, prayer service with

kindergarten, students begin school-wide service programs, including middle school Welcome Home for soldiers (community), and K-2 collection of warm clothing for needy families (clothe the needy), and 3-5 food drive (feed the hungry), service projects to continue through the year.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Parade of States

St. Joan of Arc School, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.—Parent Open House

St. John Regional Catholic School, Frederick, CSW Opening Prayer Service, 9:30 a.m. Celebrating Nations Day with a multi-cultural theme. A performance by an International Drum Corps will follow the prayer service.

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, Students will pray for all Catholic school students, and will thank the parish staff with a “snack basket.”

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 5 p.m. – Spaghetti Dinner

Saint John’s Catholic Prep, Field Trip- Social Justice Project–School wide volunteering project at various charitable organizations in Frederick County.

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, Open House with Classroom Visitation, Grades 1 – 8– 8:30 – 11:30 and 1 – 2:30; Kindergarten – 8:30 – 10:30 and 1:30 – 2:30; PreK 4 –1:30 p.m. in the gym.

St. Louis School, The school will kick-off a week-long food drive, joining our efforts with the parish monthly food collection. Students, faculty, and staff will celebrate our school by enjoying an ice cream treat.

St. Margaret School, School-wide Liturgy – 8:30 a.m. in the Church. SMS “Prayer Partners” meet and work on an activity together – all grades. School-wide food drive begins to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Catholic Schools Week Mass celebrated by Archbishop Edwin O’Brien at 1:40 p.m., followed by a Reception for all attending the Mass; Pastors Luncheon before Mass

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Collection continues for SPCA – K/1; Kick-off collection for military – 2/3; Kick-off collection for St. Martin’s Nursing Home – Intermediate; Kick-off collection for Father Charles Hall – Middle School; Students make ‘Thank you’ cards for priests, sisters, and deacons.

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, Mass 9 a.m.

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, School Prayer Service; 9:30-11 a.m. Open House

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ellicott City, Professional day.

Our Lady of Victory School, Cereal box collection to help furnish the Parish Pantry, Catholic Schools Week Mass, 9 a.m.; Tae Kwan Do Demonstration; Spelling Bee.

St. Pius X School, Sister Ann Vogel will speak to all students about her missionary work in Africa; Grade six will host a school project Socks for the Homeless. The school will also bring in small toiletry items to help the homeless.

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, Scholastic Book Fair

St. Thomas Aquinas School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House

St. Ursula School, Classroom visits for prospective parents only 8:30 – 11 a.m.


Jan. 27

St. Agnes School, Student Appreciation Day; Free Hot Lunch served by HAS; After school Duckpins Bowling Party

St. Augustine School, 9 – 11 a.m. Open House; Science Fair

Bishop Walsh School, Area Catholic Schools Week Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Mitch Rozanski at 11 a.m.

Cardinal Shehan School, Family Appreciation Day; CSS Red and White TAG Day; Sibling Activity.

St. Casimir School, Prospective Parent Open House, 9 to 11 a.m.

St. Clare School, Open House for Parents, 8:30 – 11 a.m.; Winning T-shirts may be worn with uniforms of winning student(s).

Holy Family School, Scholastic Book Fair; 9 a.m. Mass; Open House for Parents and Grandparents from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Immaculate Conception School, Students host appreciation lunch for parish staff including maintenance staff, Monsignor, and admin staff in parish office.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Outreach Day

St. Joan of Arc School, 8:40 a.m. School Liturgy; 2 p.m. Student Buddy Bingo

John Paul Regional School, Open House – Current Parents – 9 am to 12 noon.

St. John Regional Catholic School, Frederick, Student Appreciation Day, students have out of uniform, special pizza lunch and assembly.

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, 9 – 11 a.m. Open House; 12:45 p.m. “Catholic Bee” for Grades 3 – 5; 1:45 p.m. “Catholic Bee” for Grades 6 – 8.

St. John School, Westminster, Catholic Schools Week Open House – 8:15-9 AM – Hospitality; 9 AM – 2:30 P.M. – Open House; Grades 1 and 2 – Service projects making favors for nursing homes; Grades 3 – Wax Museum – children dress as historical figures and give information about their character.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 8:30 to 11:30 am – Open House for Grades 6 to 8

Saint John’s Catholic Prep, Special Assembly, 9:20 AM in the Gym. Essay Contest winners from each class will read their essay on “How our Catholic Faith calls us to work for Social Justice.”

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, Teacher Appreciation Day.

St. Louis School, Parents of currently enrolled students are invited to join us for 9:30 a.m. mass and to visit classrooms from 10:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Parents and students enjoy a pizza lunch together served by the administration and school staff members.

St. Margaret School, CSW Writing Assignment: Grades K-5 students write “Thank You” letters to select parish staff to show appreciation for their service. MD Science Center presents “What’s the Matter” to students in grades K-5.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House

Mercy High School, Grandparents’ Day; Prayer Service

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Open House for parents (8:30 am -10:30 am); Band Concert at Marley Station (7p.m.-Concert;8p.m.-Symphonic)

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, Open House 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Young Author Program

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, Open House 9:30 – 11 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ellicott City, Students wear T-shirts they designed based on the theme “What’s Right with the World?”; Breakfast for students through the generosity of the Knights of Columbus; Home School Association – treat at lunchtime. Service Project- Collecting “Soup for Super Bowl Sunday”. Soup is for the OLPH food pantry.

Our Lady of Victory School, Safety Patrol Appreciation Breakfast, 7:45 a.m.; Career Day, 9:30 a.m.; Primary Department Dramatic Reading and Department Bingo, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

St. Pius X School, Volunteer banners will be signed by all and hung in the school lobby.

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, Scholastic Book Fair; Annual Cake Contest and Auction; Current families

St. Thomas Aquinas School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House

The Visitation Academy, Frederick, 9 a.m. Open House

St. Ursula School, Open House, 8:15 – 11 a.m., St. Ursula School Share and Pair


Jan. 28

St. Agnes School, Student Talent Show assemblies; Talent Show Performance for families at 7 p.m.

St. Augustine School, Community Day, Students will make care packages for Sarah’s House, Students will make special presentation to SSND in honor of 175th Anniversary

Bishop Walsh School, Students will meet with their prayer buddies for entertainment and a movie

Cardinal Shehan School, Open House for prospective families and CSS families (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

St. Casimir School, Parent Open House, 9 to 11 a.m.; ZooMobile; Math Mania

St. Clare School, Handwriting contest.

Holy Family School, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open House; 9 a.m. Mass; Scholastic Book Fair

Immaculate Conception School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Open House for Parents/guardians, guests invited for tour and school information, guests requested to make a reservation at 410-427-4801.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Open House, IHM families, 9 – 2:30 p.m.

St. Joan of Arc School, Cultural Celebration, each classroom will be turned into another culture for the day.

John Paul Regional School, School Tours – 9-12 noon (Prospective Parents); Jump Rope for Heart – 9 -11 am – Preschool; Jump Rope for Heart—3:15 – 5:15 p.m.—Grades 1 – 4.

St. John Regional Catholic School, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open House

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, 9 – 12 p.m. and 1 – 2:30 p.m. Open House for current families; parents bring a special lunch or snack to share with their children; 2 p.m. Family prayer Service in the church.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 9 am to Noon – Open House for Grades K to 5

Saint John’s Catholic Prep, Junior Ring Day – Student/Parent Breakfast. P.M. Assembly – Blessing of the rings

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, Special Prayers, song and Pledge of Allegiance start the day, Biography Day sponsored by grade 6.

St. Louis School, Students enjoy and out-of-uniform day and a performance by St. Veronica’s Steel Drum Band.

St. Margaret School, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House; Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz will speak to 8th grade students in the Mission Center; Student Council will hold a “thank you” luncheon for maintenance, nursing, and IT staff.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Student Appreciation Day

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House

Mercy High School, Parent and Trustee Visit

St. Michael the Archangel School, Overlea, 8:30 a.m. Parent Visitation Day

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Out of Uniform – Color Day – Each section wears designated color

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, Teacher Appreciation Day

Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Open House

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, Students, faculty and staff will celebrate the gift of the OLH/SLS family.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ellicott City, Living Rosary – Prayers for peace and vacations.

St. Philip Neri School, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Open House

St. Pius X School, Open House 8:30-noon. Middle School students will display their cross curricular building projects.

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, Scholastic Book Fair; Annual Cake Contest and Auction; Current families visit classrooms in the morning.

St. Thomas Aquinas School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House

St. Ursula School, Open House, 8:15 – 11 a.m.; St. Ursula School Leadership Presentation & Mother Seton


Jan. 29

St. Agnes School, “Celebrating Service” in our St. Agnes Community

St. Augustine School, Student Appreciation Day, Buddy Activities, Poem/Skit/Song Contest, Dance, Ice Cream Social.

Bishop Walsh School, Service Day–students will gather materials needed to meet the needs of the homeless and poor in the area and distribute them to the parish and area service agencies.

Cardinal Shehan School, Staff Appreciation Day.

St. Casimir School, Student Appreciation Day; Ice Skating at Patterson Park, Noon to 2 p.m.

St. Clare School, Career Day

Holy Family School, Scholastic Book Fair; Student Appreciation Day and middle school basketball game.

Immaculate Conception School, Student appreciation day, no homework, spirit wear, movie and popcorn in the afternoon

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Student Appreciation Day; Science Assembly; Out of Uniform Day for Students

St. Joan of Arc School, 12 p.m. Cultural cuisine – lunch from around the world; 1 p.m. Cultural Assembly

John Paul Regional School, Student Appreciation Day; Jump Rope for Heart – 3:15-5:15 p.m. – Grades 5-8

St. John Regional Catholic School, Community Service Day and Family Appreciation Night. Each student will be involved in an organized service project for their grade. Fundraiser at Roy Rogers that evening for SJRCS families.

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, A special free lunch will be hosted for students, who enjoy an out-of-uniform day, and each grade will “buddy” with another grade for an afternoon of bingo and prizes.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 1:30 p.m. – Blue & Gold Day Pep Rally; 7 p.m. – Faculty – 8th Grade Basketball Game

Saint John’s Catholic Prep, Special Liturgy celebrating Catholic Schools Week. 9:20 AM in Gym. Video presentation featuring students and teachers discussing their appreciation for Catholic education

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, Mass at 8:15 a.m. Catholic Challenge 12:45 p.m. in the Parish Center.

St. Louis School, Students may wear any of their t-shirts from St. Louis School activities. In the afternoon, 7th and 8th grade students participate in the intramural Catholic Schools Week Classic basketball games while students in pre-K through 6th grade enjoy special activities prepared by their teachers.

St. Margaret School, “Pajama Day” for ES students (preschool to grade 5). Hot Dog Lunch for all students sponsored by our parent organization –Home and School Association (HSA). “Attitude of Gratitude” Assembly for ES students. Pep rally at the Middle School campus.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Open House 6:30 – 8 p.m.

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Breakfast for Teaching Assistants; Grades K & 1: Round Robin Games; Grades 2/3: Movie & Popcorn (p.m. )

Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, Student Appreciation Day/Spirit Day

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, Religious missionaries will share their vocation stories with the students. Community volunteers will share their stories.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ellicott City, Mass at 9:30 am; Refreshments after Mass in the gym and visits to the classrooms. Display of T-shirts

Our Lady of Victory, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Open House

St. Pius X School, Student Appreciation day. An assembly for students including the school cheerleaders and all sports teams followed by the Prismatic Magic Laser show B.E.A.M., as a part of our Middle States strategic plan character education program.

St. Michael the Archangel School, Overlea, 8:30 a.m. Donor Breakfast

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, 9 – 11 a.m. Open House—general information followed by tours

St. Thomas Aquinas School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House

St. Ursula School, Open House; 8:15 – 11 a.m.; School Mass, 1:15 p.m.; Student & Parent Appreciation Day

Woodmont Academy, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Open House


Jan. 30

St. Agnes School, Teacher Appreciation Day; HSA Luncheon for teachers; Kindergarten Letter Dress Up Day; 12:30 Dismissal

St. Augustine School, Teacher Appreciation Day, School Mass, Basketball, Teacher Luncheon, Tuition Raffle Drawing

Bishop Walsh School, Faculty and Staff appreciation day with a special breakfast provided for the faculty and staff.

Cardinal Shehan School, Student Appreciation Day; students may wear gym uniforms and “crazy socks”; special lunch for students and wing activities; middle school with play volleyball with faculty.

St. Casimir School, Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day; Noon Dismissal

St. Clare School, Noon Dismissal; Teacher Surprise; student/teacher swap day; tag day.

Holy Family School, Scholastic Book Fair; Faculty Appreciation Day

Immaculate Conception School, Teacher Appreciation day, luncheon by HSA for teachers, closing prayer service at 9:30, band and choir concert at 10:30, noon dismissal

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Teacher Appreciation Day; Mass, 10 ; Noon Dismissal

St. John Regional Catholic School, CSW Mass at 10 a.m. with Bishop Rozanski and the regional pastors. Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day luncheon.

St. John the Evangelist, Hydes, 11 a.m. closing Mass; Noon dismissal; faculty and staff enjoy a special luncheon sponsored by the St. John’s Home and School Association.

St. John School, Westminster, 9:30 AM Catholic Schools Week Liturgy; Snow Date for Catholic Schools Week Open House

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, Student Appreciation Day; noon dismissal

Saint John’s Catholic Prep, School wide food drive to benefit a local Frederick food bank.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 1 p.m. – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.

St. Louis School, The Home-School Association Baking Committee provides breakfast items for the faculty and staff members. 8th grade students teach the first period class to students in grades K-6. Our school community enjoys an early dismissal.

St. Margaret School, “Out of Uniform Day” – students/faculty/staff can wear jeans in exchange for a $2 donation to our sister school – St. Rose of Lima in Haiti. Prayer partner activities and service assembly. “Teacher Appreciation Luncheon,” compliments of HSA. Pajama Day” for Pre 4 students. St. Margaret School Teacher of the Year will be announced.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Community Service Day; Bowl-a-thon benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, sponsored by the National Honor Society

St. Mary, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House

St. Michael the Archangel School, Overlea, Student Appreciation Day

Monsignor Slade Catholic School, Glen Burnie, Out of Uniform* – Wear Red, White and Blue Colors; Students make ‘Thank you’ cards for military

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School, Teacher-Student Day

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Ellicott City, Dress down day for the teachers; Dessert bar at lunch. 7 p.m. Talent Show.

St. Pius X School, Teacher Appreciation Day. Eighth grade students will teach a lesson at all grade levels, student council will host a breakfast for the teachers. The Home School Association will host their annual teacher appreciation luncheon at 12:30 P.M.

Sacred Heart School, Glyndon, Scholastic Book Fair; Teacher appreciation luncheon and lunch time treat to students.

St. Thomas Aquinas School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House

St. Ursula School, Spirit Day for students only


Jan. 31-Feb. 1

St. Joseph School, Fullerton, School families will participate in the Offertory procession for all Masses this weekend.

St. John the Evangelist, Severna Park, 7 p.m.—Father/Daughter Dance

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