Syracuse Diocese to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week with Day of Service – Oswego County Today – Oswego County Home Page – New York News

Syracuse Diocese to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week with Day of Service – Oswego County Today – Oswego County Home Page – New York News


OSWEGO, NY – The 22 Catholic schools within the Diocese of Syracuse will once again celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 29 – February 4.

The highlight of the week will be the second annual diocesan-wide day of service on January 30.

On Monday, schools in all four regions of the diocese will focus on giving back to their communities.

“On Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church Hall, all of grades K-6 will be making fleece blankets as part of Linus Project,” Trinity Catholic School Principal Barb Sugar told Oswego County Today. “Blankets will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital. They distribute them to all the patients.”

Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.

School administrators began planning Catholic Schools Week months ago.

Each school chose a partner organization, including Catholic Charities, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Rescue Mission, and Samaritan Center, to name a few.

Students at each school will perform acts of service ranging from stuffing baskets with necessities for refugees, to making sandwiches for the homeless, to bagging warm socks for veterans in need.

“Our kids had a bottle and can drive right after the holidays and raised $269 to use to purchase the blankets. I was pretty happy with that. We have a great bunch of kids,” Sugar said. “On Monday, we’re pairing up our reading buddies, older class with younger class, to help with the project. Since some of the younger students can’t even tie a knot, it should be interesting.”

The schools have also been collecting non-perishable food items,…

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