pre-kindergarten through grade 8

EPIPHANY

CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Almighty Father,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people. As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education. As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength. Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools. Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today. Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives. Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education. Bless Epiphany Catholic School and the many people who advance our mission. May our building be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others. May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers. Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom. May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it. Fill our hearts with gladness. May we always turn to you in times of need. Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others. May we show them your unceasing love through our actions.

Amen.

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SUNDAY: January 28 Celebrate Your Parish
Students will serve as lectors, choir members, altar servers, and ushers at the 11:30 Mass
at Precious Blood Church. A light reception will be served at Precious Blood in the Parish
Hall. Students are asked to wear their full dress uniform at Mass. A display board and
school information will be available at all the parishes for interested families.

MONDAY: January 29 Celebrating Your Community
Classrooms have been collecting healthy items for their community baskets to show their
appreciation for those who provide services that keep our community safe and a better
place to live. Community leaders will be recognized at an assembly in the gym at 2:30.

TUESDAY: January 30   Celebrating Your Students
Epiphany will be celebrating our students today. The school will have a dress down day to
wear their favorite college or professional sports team apparel. Free pizza and ice cream
will be provided for lunch. Students will have a game hour from 2:00-3:00 to play their
favorite age appropriate game with their classmates.

WEDNESDAY: January 31  Celebrating the Nation
Students may wear red or patriotic socks with their P.E. uniforms. We will all gather in the
gym at 8:15 for prayer and a flag ceremony with the Boy Scouts and pledge. Classes are
encouraged to participate in the school contest: How many Epiphany Catholic
Schools are in our nation? Classes will search online for other Epiphany Catholic School
websites. Classes can locate/chart on a United States map. Classes can also email their
grade level at one or more of the schools to wish them a happy Catholic Schools Week.

THURSDAY: February 1 Celebrating Vocations
Faculty and staff will provide a breakfast for the priests and volunteers to celebrate
vocations. Students will write a thank you card for the priests thanking them for answering
the call to serve God in the priesthood. Classes will join together in the gym at 2:45 to pray
for vocations.

FRIDAY: February 2 Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
We will celebrate Mass for faculty, staff, and volunteers. Diane Elliott from the Office of
Catholic Schools will be joining us. The PTO has planned a luncheon for the faculty and
staff. Classes will join together in the gym at 2:30 for the bulletin board contest results to
end our Catholic Schools Week celebration.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 - Saturday, February 3rd, 2018