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The Catholic Education Office is called to be a faith community committed to the educational mission of the church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We offer leadership and service in the ministry of total Catholic education. In collaboration with others engaged in this mission, we articulate a shared vision of Catholic education and teach the message of Jesus Christ as we follow his call to "Go make  disciples of all nations."

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Catholic Schools Week 2018--Open House Schedule

Sunday, January 28, marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week (January 28-February 3), an annual event for Catholic schools across the country. In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, each school plans its own unique observation of Catholic Schools Week, and most will host an Open House during or near the week.

Friday, January 26, 2018   
Holy Infant School 8-10am (following 8am liturgy)
Sunday, January 28, 2018  
  All Saints School  10am-12:30pm
  Assumption School (O'Fallon) 10am-1:30pm
  Assumption School and Assumption Early Learning Center (Mattese)  10am-1pm
  Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School Noon-2pm
  Christ the King School 11am-Noon (following 10am Mass)
  Christ, Light of the Nations School Noon-2pm
  Christ, Prince of Peace School 10:45-Noon (following 9:45am Mass)
  Holy Child School 10am-1pm
  Holy Cross Academy - Annunciation 11am-1pm
  Holy Cross Academy - Our Lady of Providence 11am-1pm
  Holy Cross Academy - St. Dominic Savio 11am-1pm
  Holy Cross Academy - St. Michael the Archangel 11am-1pm
  Holy Redeemer School 10am-1pm
  Holy Spirit School 10am-1pm
  Holy Trinity School Noon-2pm
  Immacolata School 10:30am-1pm
Immaculate Conception School (Union) 9:30am-12:30pm
Little Flower School 11:30am-1:30pm
  Mary, Queen of Peace School 11:30am-1pm
Most Sacred Heart School 12:30-1:30pm (following 11:30am Mass)
Our Lady of Lourdes School (Washington) 9am-Noon
Our Lady School 10am-12:30pm
Our Lady, Queen of Peace School  10:30am-Noon
Queen of All Saints School 9:30am-1:30pm
Sacred Heart School (Florissant) Noon-3pm
Sacred Heart School (Troy) 11am-12:30pm
Sacred Heart School (Valley Park) 11am-1:30pm
Seton Regional Catholic School and Mother Seton Preschool 11am-2pm
St. Agnes School 11am-1pm (following 10am Mass; with potluck)
  St. Alban Roe School 10:30am-Noon (after 9:30am Mass)
St. Alphonsus School 11am-12:30pm (following 10am Mass)
St. Ambrose School 11am-1:30pm
  St. Ann School Noon-2pm
St. Anthony School  11am-1pm
St. Catherine Laboure School 9am-Noon
St. Charles Borromeo School Noon-3pm
St. Clare Catholic School 9am-Noon (following 8am Mass)
St. Clare of Assisi School 1-2pm (following noon Mass)
  St. Clement of Rome Jr. Kindergarten After 9am & 11am Masses
St. Cletus School 10am-1pm (also February 7 and 11)
St. Ferdinand School Noon-2pm
St. Frances Cabrini Academy 1-3pm
St. Francis Borgia School  10am-Noon
St. Francis of Assisi School 8am-12:30pm
St. Gabriel the Archangel School 10:30am-1pm
St. James the Greater School  11am-3pm
St. Joseph School (Imperial) 11am-1pm
St. Joseph School (Manchester) 1am-1pm
St. Joseph School (Wentzville) 11am-2pm (in main school building)
St. Joseph School (Zell) 11am-Noon (following 10am Mass)
St. Justin Martyr School 8:30am-12:30pm
  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School 12:30-2pm for current, 2-4pm for prospective families
  St. Margaret of Scotland School 11am-2pm
St. Mark School 10am-12:30pm
St. Mary Magdalen School 10am-12:30pm
  St. Monica School 9am-1:30pm
St. Norbert School Noon-4pm
St. Paul School (Fenton) 11am-1pm
St. Paul School (St. Paul) 10am-12:30pm
St. Raphael the Archangel School 11am-3pm
  St. Roch School Noon-3pm
  St. Rose of Lima School 8am-Noon
  St. Rose Philippine Duchesne School 10am-1pm
  St. Theodore School 8am-Noon
  St. Vincent Elementary School (Perryville) 10-1pm
  Ste. Genevieve du Bois School 10:30am-12:30pm
  Sts. Joachim and Ann School 9am-Noon
  South City Catholic Academy and Learning Center 11:30am-3pm (following 10:30 Mass)
  The Academy at St. Sabina Noon-2pm
Monday, January 29, 2018  
  St. Charles Borromeo School 9-11am & 12:30-2pm
  St. Vincent Elementary School (Perryville) 5-7pm
  St. Vincent High School 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018  
  Ascension School (Chesterfield) 8:30-10:30am & 1-2pm
  St. John the Baptist School (Gildehaus) 6-7:30pm
  St. Peter School (Kirkwood) 9-10:30am
Thursday, February 1, 2018  
  Annunziata School  1-6pm
  Incarnate Word Parish School 8:30-11:30am (all-school Mass at 8:30) & 1:15-2:45pm
Friday, February 2, 2018  
  St. Joseph School (Cottleville) 9am-Noon
Sunday, February 4, 2018  
  Good Shepherd School 8am-Noon
  Holy Rosary School Noon-2pm
  St. Bridget of Kildare School 11am-12:30pm
  St. Gertrude School 10:30am-1pm
St. Vincent School (Dutzow) 8:30-11:30am
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
  St. Cletus School 6:30-8pm (also Jan. 28 and Feb. 11)
Sunday, February 11, 2018  
  Academy of the Sacred Heart 11am-1pm
  St. Cletus School 10am-1pm (also Jan. 28 and Feb. 7)
  St. Ignatius Loyola School 11am-2pm
No Open House scheduled – please call for a tour  
  Immaculate Conception School (Old Monroe)  
  St. Patrick School  

Forty-Third Annual Catholic Schools Week Begins Sunday, January 28

ST. LOUIS – The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week across the country and in the 133 schools of the Archdiocese of St. Louis begins Sunday, January 28. Each school around the archdiocese will hold its own unique celebration, with Masses, open houses, and other activities for the nearly 37,000 students, their families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn. serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Most Catholic elementary schools will host an Open House on Sunday, January 28, or during the week. For a complete list of open houses and additional information about Catholic Schools Week, visit

Some notable special events for Catholic Schools Week include:

January 28-February 3 – More than 1,000 pieces of K-12 student artwork are on display at South County Center, West County Center, Plaza Frontenac, and the Galleria.

January 28-March 3– K-12 student artwork (different from previous week) will be on display at Taubman Prestige Outlets.

This year marks the 43nd anniversary of this annual celebration which began in 1974. Nationwide, about 1.9 million students are currently educated in nearly 6,600 Catholic schools. More information about the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week can be found at, or on social media under the hashtag #CSW18.


North County Catholic School Students Donate

North County Catholic School Students Donate
over $8,200 to Catholic Charities for Hurricane Relief 


Look for coverage on local media this evening - KSDK Channel 5 and KMOV Channel 4 attended our event this morning!

Students at all the Catholic elementary schools in North County participated in various fundraising efforts this month to support relief efforts in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. With pocket change collections, dress down days and other creative events and ideas, each school raised money to support Hurricane Relief Efforts through Catholic Charities St. Louis. On Wednesday, Sept. 27th students from each school gathered at SSM Health DePaul Hospital to present their collection for Catholic Charities St. Louis (CCSL). As a symbol of how they "pooled" their funds, the students each poured a container of coins and bills into a plastic swimming pool. Mrs. Cheryl Archibald, Board Chair for CCSL accepted the donation of more than $8,200, 100% of the students' donations will be used to support relief efforts in affected areas. Shelly Cordum, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at DePaul Hospital, spoke to the students about how their donations are so needed and appreciated, from her perspective as someone who was actively involved in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Looking for faith formation opportunities or a fun night out with friends? Browse the parish bulletins for a wealth of information about events and activities that our parishes and schools are hosting in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Fall Festivals and Fundraisers at our Parishes:
(click the links for more details in each parish's bulletin or website)

And, here are a few upcoming local community events you can enjoy with your family and friends!

October 13 - Florissant Food Truck Knights at the KofC groundsOctober 21 - Race to the Shrine Oct. 21
October 21 - Trinity's Treasure Island Dinner Auction

Spread the Word! Follow our Schools and Parishes on Facebook

Federation of Catholic Schools
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Christ Light of the Nations
Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Sacred Heart
St. Ann - Normandy
St. Angela Merici
St. Ferdinand
St. Martin De Porres
St. Norbert Parish
St. Norbert School
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
St. Sabina

Think about why you choose (or chose if you have alumni) a Catholic school for your children. Share your thoughts on social media or simply in conversation with friends and family members.

And, most importantly, PRAY for our students, teachers, principals, pastors, parishioners and all who support Catholic education in our community.

Other North County Catholic institutions are also on Facebook - be sure to follow them, too!

Trinity Catholic High School
Incarnate Word Academy
Old St. Ferdinand Shrine
North County CYC

Planning Underway for Sacramental Preparation Retreats The schools and PSR programs from our Federation parishes are working together on sacramental preparation retreat days for 2nd grade students at Pallottine Renewal Center and for 7th-8th grade students at Trinity Catholic High School. Retreat days for 2nd grade students are set for Oct. 5, Oct. 25 and Nov. 6 at Pallottine Renewal Center. The full-day retreats will be led by the Sacred Heart Sisters from the Archdiocese's Paul VI Institute. Last year's retreats were funded by a grant from The Koch Foundation, and were so successful that pastors and principals decided to continue them this year even without grant funding. A grant is being requested to continue them for 2018-19.

On Friday, Oct.13 Trinity Catholic High School will again host the North County Deanery's Confirmation Youth Rally. The REAP Team leads this interactive day for 7th and 8th grade students preparing for confirmation, both from elementary schools and PSR programs. Bishop Rivituso will celebrate the closing mass at 3pm at the end of the Rally. Please pray for all those preparing this special day, and for the students who are ready to take the next step in their faith journeys.

High School Nights!

North County is home to two excellent Catholic High Schools - Trinity Catholic High School and Incarnate Word Academy. Families with students in grades 6-8 are invited and encouraged to learn more about options for Catholic High Schools at several High School Nights throughout St. Louis.
A detailed schedule is available here.

Trinity Catholic High School (1720 Redman Rd, 63138) will host a High School Night on Thursday, October 5th, 7 pm

Schools Presenting: Barat ~ Bishop DuBourg ~ Cardinal Ritter~ Chaminade ~ CBC ~ Cor Jesu ~ De Smet ~ Duchesne ~ Incarnate Word Academy ~ Nerinx Hall ~Rosati-Kain ~ St. John Vianney ~ St. Joseph's ~ St. Louis Priory ~ SLUH ~ St. Mary's ~ Trinity Catholic ~ Ursuline ~ Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill ~ Visitation

Also save the date for Sunday, November 5th, which is High School Open House day!



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