Catholic schools celebrate learning through faith

Student altar servers process into Mass with Father Ed Fitzgerald and Deacon Jeff Pierfy during Catholic Schools Week at St. Michael in Murrells Inlet. (Provided)

DIOCESE—Catholic Schools Week was celebrated in schools and parishes across the state from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.

The national event is a way to showcase what makes Catholic schools the best choice for education. Typically, schools observe the week with Masses, assemblies, and a variety of activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.

This year was a little different as schools embraced new ways to celebrate, such as drive-through appreciation days, and outreach collections to help those most impacted by the pandemic.

Check out the photos submitted by schools in the diocese to showcase their activities, from community outreach events to silly themes and celebrations of faith.

Christ Our King-Stella Maris in Mount Pleasant

Students at Christ Our King-Stella Maris participated in a variety of outreach efforts to help those in need, including collecting gently used coats, scarfs, gloves and blankets.

Divine Redeemer in Hanahan

Students participate in the celebration of Mass at Divine Redeemer.

St. Anne in Rock Hill

One of the celebrations at St. Anne included “Imagine all the People We are Grateful For” day where students dressed up in tribute to the men and women who do so much in our communities.

St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton

One of the highlights of every Catholic Schools Week is crazy hair day, like this cupcake concoction from St. Gregory the Great.

St. Mary Help of Christians in Aiken

Kids at St. Mary Help of Christians contribute to the Blessing Box.

St. Michael in Murrells Inlet

Pajama day and a gator hunt were some of the fun activities at St. Michael.

St. Paul the Apostle in Spartanburg

Even the students pitch in to keep the chapel sanitized at St. Paul the Apostle.

Summerville Catholic

Combining fun with faith and knowledge, kids at Summerville Catholic play a saintly version of Bingo.