Jordan celebrates Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 1


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 12:53 pm
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Press release submitted by Jordan Catholic School.

Jordan Catholic School, 2901 24 St., Rock Island, will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with various activities Jan. 27-Feb. 1. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards."
Each class will educate students and staff about various saints. Information will be provided on doors and during morning prayer announcements.
Sunday, Jan. 27 -- Catholic Schools Raise the Standard: In Our Parishes. Open house at Alleman for 8th graders early afternoon. Parishes will be honoring Catholic Schools Week by designating one Mass as a tribute to Catholic education.
Monday, Jan. 28, -- Catholic Schools Raise the Standards: Through our Heritage
8:20 a.m. -- Living Rosary Prayer Service in the gym at Jordan Catholic School.
9:40 a.m. -- Mass at Alleman High School for grades 6, 7, and 8.
Classes or grade levels invite former graduates to come in and speak about their experiences at Jordan. This event will be held at various times throughout the day.
Tuesday, Jan. 29 -- Catholic Schools Raise the Standards: In Our Community
The entire school will be collecting food for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Each grade level will donate to various community organizations, such as the animal, battered women, and homeless shelters. Parishioners, parents, prospective parents, and community members are invited to an Open House from 8 to 10 a.m. for parents. Come see our classes in session and tour the new building additions. Mayor Dennis E. Pauley will be presenting a proclamation honoring Catholic Schools Week in Rock Island.
Wednesday, Jan, 30 -- Catholic Schools Raise the Standard: In Faith
1:30pm Mass at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island. The students will be visually demonstrating their faith by dressing in colors that relate to major facets of our religious beliefs.
Thursday, Jan, 31 -- Catholic Schools Raising the Standard: In Careers/Vocations
Parents, clergy, and religious will be invited to share their careers or vocations with our students.
Friday, Feb. 1 -- Catholic Schools Raising the Standard: In Our Faculty, Staff, and Students
Students will have their throats blessed by our priests in honor of the Feast of St. Blaise, which is Feb. 3. A special lunch will be provided by the Jordan Home and School Association for students, teachers, and staff.




















 



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