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Governor declares Catholic Schools Week

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo this afternoon signed a proclamation declaring next week as Catholic Schools Week. The celebration will kicks off tomorrow with a "Walkfest" around Skinner Plaza in Hagatna. The walk symbolizes a rally of faith, spirit and fitness.

The walk starts at 6:30am, and is not a race. On Sunday all Catholic students are asked to wear their uniforms with pride to mass at their respective parishes. The theme for the week is "A+ for America Catholic Schools."

This is the 38th year the event been celebrated across the nation since 1974.

January 28 – Proclamation Signing proclaiming Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2011 as Catholic Schools Week.  All school representatives meet at Adelup by 3:30 p.m.

 


Schedule of Events

 

  • January 29 – WalkFest at Skinner Plaza; registration at 6 a.m.; walk around Skinner Plaza will commence at 6:30 a.m.
  • January 30 -- All students, faculty & staff are asked to wear school uniform or t-shirt to Sunday Mass.
  • Jan 31-Feb 3 -- Celebration activities in each school in support of Catholic Schools Week.
  • February 4 -- Catholic Schools Week Conference at Father Duenas Phoenix Center for all Catholic Schools; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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