Catholic Schools Week

Letter from Bishop Zarama

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

During the last week in January, the Church throughout the United States recognizes Catholic Schools Week. This is a chance to gratefully acknowledge the gift that Catholic Schools are to our country, state, diocese, and local communities. I am confident that the schools and early childhood centers within our Diocese indeed capture the spirit of this year's theme "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed."

Our Catholic schools and early childhood centers will be hosting numerous events that will give people a chance to actively engage in this week-long recognition. If you currently have children in one of our Catholic schools, I encourage you to become involved in some of the activities that are being planned. If you are thinking about enrolling your children in a Catholic school, this is a good time to visit and observe our schools in action.

I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to the pastors and educators who work so diligently to make our schools the quality, faith-filled institutions that they are. Catholic identity remains strong and our young people are given every opportunity to let their God-given talents shine. I also want to thank the parents of our students for having the faith, trust, and confidence in our schools to enter into this special partnership. I have no doubt that our students will continue to model the theme Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. in very visible ways throughout the Diocese of Raleigh.

May Our Lord Jesus continue to bless our schools and their families now and always.

In Christ,

+Luis Rafael Zarama, J.C.L.
Bishop of Raleigh