Catholic Schools Week 2023 Kicks Off in the Diocese of Brooklyn

The theme of Catholic Schools Week 2023 in the Diocese of Brooklyn is “Ignite the Catholic Imagination.” (Photo: Catholic Schools of Brooklyn and Queens)

The Tablet Staff

The enduring quality and value of a Catholic school education will be highlighted once again this year during Catholic Schools Week, across the nation as well as in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Catholic Schools Week 2023 began Sunday, Jan. 29, and continues through Saturday, Feb. 4.

This year’s theme for schools in Brooklyn and Queens is “Ignite the Catholic Imagination,” with Catholic Schools of Brooklyn and Queens inviting students, teachers, and families to celebrate the ABCs of Catholic education:

  • Academics: embracing academic rigor and student support
  • Belief: celebration of Catholic values and faith in God
  • Character: putting what they know and what they believe into action for good

The Diocese of Brooklyn is home to 69 Catholic elementary schools and 15 high schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens. Deacon Kevin McCormack is the superintendent. Bishop Robert Brennan is scheduled to visit eight Catholic schools and academies over the course of the week to celebrate with students, teachers, and administrators.

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has been organized annually by the National Catholic Educational Association in order to discover and celebrate Catholic education. The national theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” 

The Tablet and Currents News will have continuing coverage of Catholic Schools Week events throughout the diocese this week.