Catholic Schools Week 2017 was held January 29th thru February 2nd. The week was filled with fun activities for the children of St. Vincent de Paul. The week began with our school Mass on Sunday, January 29th. Students handed out Hersheys Hugs and Kisses in bags to parishioners during weekend Masses. Students participated in the Sunday 10AM Mass. During the week, each grade did a class Mass each day, where that grade students participated in the Mass.

On Monday, January 30th, students dressed Hawaiian and we had a SAC Museum Science Assembly on Cool Science using liquid nitrogen. We then had a family lunch. On Tuesday, students wore Spirit Day clothes. We then had an afternoon of bowling for students. On Wednesday, students dressed as the career or job they would like to have. We had 3 guest speakers, a dentist, a baker and a policewoman talk about their jobs or careers. On Thursday, Fr. Salisbury blessed the candles before Mass. We had 4 athletes from Seward Concordia University come and talk about life skills learned from sports and how their faith has helped them in their sports and their lives.  Students dressed in sports clothing.  In the afternoon, Fr. Salisbury led a Eucharistic Procession from the Church to the social hall. Later in the afternoon students enjoyed popcorn and a movie.
Check out a few fun pictures from the week!!
The students of St. Vincent de Paul School have opportunities to grow in their knowledge of God’s care for them and the responsibility they have to care for others through programs of stewardship. Collections (money, food, clothing) during the school year support such needs as the pro-life cause, the library, Guardian Angel fund, needs of the poor, evangelization and others. Students are encouraged to give from their own resources, and to pray and sacrifice to help needy children around the world. One of the primary recipients of our stewardship (including all of the money collected on Spirit Days) is the Missionary Childhood Association (MCA): “Children helping children.” For those who receive aid, the Missionary Childhood Association can mean the difference between life and death. For the children who give aid, it is an experience that teaches the lesson of Christian apostleship and love, and one that shapes the attitudes of a lifetime. Since being raised to the status of a Pontifical Society in 1926, the Holy Childhood Association has continuously received strong Papal endorsement for its unique role in developing mission awareness in Catholic youth.
Students will participate in activities that target the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.