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Bishop Walkowiak celebrates Mass for students from Holy Spirit & St. Anthony

To launch Catholic Schools Week, Bishop David Walkowiak celebrated Mass at the Parish of the Holy Spirit in Grand Rapids for students of Holy Spirit and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic schools on January 30, 2017. See photos in the gallery below and at this link.
 
Bishop Walkowiak is a strong supporter of Catholic schools and he wants more young people to have the same opportunity he had. To that end, the three-year Bishop’s Catholic Schools Initiative has three parts for growing enrollment: improving affordability through increased scholarships, growing professional capacity, and developing a plan for future vitality. Learn more about the Bishop’s Catholic Schools Initiative here.
 
Holy Spirit Catholic School serves more than 270 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more about Holy Spirit Catholic School here.
 
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School serves more than 280 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more about St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School here.
 
Catholic Schools Week (January 29-Feb. 4, 2017) started in 1974 and is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Click here to see how Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Grand Rapids are celebrating.
 
Bishop Walkowiak celebrates Mass for Holy Spirit and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic schools