Catholic Schools Week 2016

Catholic Schools Week is celebrated each year beginning on the last Sunday of January. It is an opportunity to highlight the profound impact that Catholic education has on local communities as well as throughout the world. It is a time to truly give thanks and praise to God for the resources entrusted to our care for the building up of the Kingdom of God.

In an address given on May 10, 2014 to Italian school teachers, parents, educators, pupils, and other workers, Pope Francis stated the following:

“Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects — because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on.”

Catholic schools in Wyoming strive to be a positive influence which fulfills that mission to develop a sense of truth. An environment is created in our Catholic schools designed to enrich each student and teach to the whole child: academically, physically, emotionally, and most of all, spiritually. Local governance and control along with small class sizes sets up the Catholic school for maximum success. Finally, opportunities for service help our students understand the value of building a stronger society through community involvement.

Catholic Schools Week 2016 finds us sincerely living out the final mandate of Jesus, “Go teach!” The tradition of Catholic education is alive and well in Wyoming. Congratulations to the administrators, teachers, support staff, students, parents and parishioners of the following Catholic school communities.

St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School—Casper—since 1927

St. Mary School—Cheyenne—since 1884

St. John Paul II School—Gillette—since 2006

St. Laurence O’Toole School—Laramie—since 1951

St. Margaret School—Riverton—since 1965

Holy Spirit Catholic School—Rock Springs—since 1951

Holy Name School—Sheridan—since 1914


Have a blessed Catholic Schools Week!