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Celebrating Catholic schools

Catholic schools across the archdiocese celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 – Feb. 6 with a wide array of activities.

Holy Trinity School, Lenexa, students box up some of the 6,500 canned goods collected during the Catholic Schools Week food drive on Feb. 5 to benefit Catholic Charities. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JOE CORY
From the bottom going clockwise, Anthony Kerr, Owen DuLac, Kepha West and Luke Seibert, all eighth-graders at St. Benedict School in Atchison, along with Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB, process from St. Benedict Church to the school with the Blessed Sacrament. The school concluded Catholic Schools Week with prayers for vocations and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. PHOTO BY MELISSA SCHRAMP
Machelle Nuessen, a fifth-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Emporia, holds her goat Jager for a smooch from Father Brandon Farrar, pastor of Sacred Heart. Father Farrar won the honor after school students, parents and faculty donated more to his jar than to the principal’s or any other contestant’s — some $700, in fact. The fundraiser benefited two Sacred Heart families and raised $1,180 to be shared between them. PHOTO BY DARBY O’NEILL
Trudy Scott, a second-grade teacher at St. Benedict School in Atchison, teaches a group of eighth-graders how to properly squat as a part of the schools “Holy Hobbies” presentations during Catholic Schools Week. Teachers shared with the students their vocation stories before sharing a hobby of theirs. Trudy is a calisthenics enthusiast. PHOTO BY MELISSA SCHRAMP

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