Catholic Schools Week
Happy Catholic Schools Week! Started in 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which this year will be this week of January 31 – February 6! Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.
Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Catholic Schools Week gives our own school an opportunity to celebrate being a community that has an environment where the academic and spiritual growth of each student is fostered equally.
For more information about Catholic Schools Week and why we celebrate this important week in Catholic education, go to NCEA Catholic Schools Week.
Each day of this week we will be focusing on a different pillar that makes McNamara, McNamara.
Click on the "More on this" for each of the days below to learn how BMHS celebrates Catholic schools in our community.
Sunday, January 31:
Welcome to Catholic Schools Week!
Started in 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic Schools Week gives our own school an opportunity to celebrate being a community that has an environment where the academic and spiritual growth of each student is fostered equally. More on this...
Monday, February 1st :
We Are BMHS - Celebrating Our Cultures
We are continually blessed each year by our students, faculty, and staff who bring their own culture to our school and infuse it with their spirit and love. Bishop McNamara is a stained glass window, a coat of many colors, made up of a patchwork of cultures from around the world and from various interests. More on this...
Tuesday, February 2nd:
Being Family - Honoring Our Community
This is an opportunity to say thank you to our community especially our parents, our board of directors, and our benefactors that play key roles in making McNamara- McNamara! More on this...
Wednesday, February 3rd:
Showing Respect - Celebrating Our Students
We love and appreciate our students every day but today we have a chance to celebrate them even more. More on this...
Thursday, February 4th: Educating Minds and Hearts
When we think of our school community and it’s many pillars of education the one that comes to mind first is “Educating Minds and Hearts” so how could we celebrate Catholic Schools Week without focusing on our mission to do just that! More on this...
Friday, February 5th: Bringing Hope
For all of us in the community, "Bringing Hope" is how we take what we learn and gain from being at Bishop McNamara and put it out into the world. In honor of this, we want to encourage our community to do a Random Act of Kindness today. More on this...
Saturday, February 6th: Thinking With Christ
On the final day of Catholic Schools Week, let's take a moment to reflect on who we are as a Catholic School and what it means as we move forward. More on this...