"It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Andy Williams cites Christmas as being the most wonderful time and a well-known commercial for an office supply chain store will have you believe it is late summer, when it’s time for students to head back-to school.  But students in Catholic schools know the most wonderful time of the year is Catholic Schools Week!

Since 1974, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has hosted Catholic Schools Week for elementary and secondary schools in the United States. This year the annual event was held Jan. 30- Feb. 5 with the theme “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”

During this week, schools in the Diocese of Trenton joined Catholic schools throughout the country highlighting what makes their faith-based school communities a special and integral part of society.

This year the themes include – Sunday: Celebrating Your Parish; Monday: Celebrating Your Community; Tuesday:  Celebrating Your Students; Wednesday: Celebrating the Nation; Thursday: Celebrating Vocations; Friday: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers, and Saturday: Celebrating Families.

Click here to read the Monitor Magazine's February 2022 Catholic Schools Week section!