STA to Celebrate Catholic School's Week
STA is joining Catholic schools across the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 25 – 31. The 2015 theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, & Service.”
On Monday, January 26, STA will honor Distinguished Graduate Katy Zahn, Class of 2001, at a Diocesan-wide dinner in Baton Rouge. Tuesday is the much-anticipated Grandparent’s Day breakfast. This is a treasured tradition at STA and gives our students some time to spend with their grandparents.
Wednesday’s All-School Mass will give the school community the opportunity to celebrate together the gift of Catholic education, as well as the feast day of our patron saint, Thomas Aquinas. Following Mass, there will be the presentation of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Awards, as well as recognition of STA’s Student of the Year. The Diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass will be held on Thursday in Baton Rouge and STA will be represented by several students.
Our celebration week concludes on Friday as Bishop Muench joins the STA community to dedicate our new academic building at 1:00 p.m.
“It is so fitting that we are able to dedicate our new building during Catholic School’s Week,” said Principal Jose Becerra. “A Catholic education is a gift. Our students have been witness during the past two years to the passion and dedication that so many people in our community have for St. Thomas Aquinas and the gift of Catholic education for our area.
Photo ID: Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto joins St. Thomas Aquinas Principal Jose Becerra and Holy Ghost Catholic School Principal Tangee Daugereaux in recognizing Hammond’s two Catholic schools for their impact on the community.