City of Gonzales and Ascension Parish proclaim Catholic Schools Week

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
(Front row, left to right): Ainsley Bradberry, Parish President Kenny Matassa, and Jake Waguespack; (second row, left to right): Reid Matassa, Emma Bonney, and John Martinez; (third row, left to right): Aubrey Barnes, Marie Claire McCarty, Sarah Marks, Richard Nwokorie, and Verdell Banner.

On January 9, 2018, Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux and Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa signed proclamations designating the week of January 28 to February 3, as Catholic Schools Week.

The City of Gonzales took this moment as an opportunity to recognize St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle’s important contributions to the area by providing a high quality education to students in our community for 59 years. The Parish President stated that schools are a key asset to the parish and are an important factor when businesses and families choose to locate here. He went on to say that our Catholic schools provide the additional opportunity for children to grow in their spirituality.

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

During this week each church parish in the school partnership celebrates Catholic Schools Week with a designated weekend Mass recognizing all Catholic school students. See church parish bulletins for more information.

Please join the students, faculty, and staff of St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle and all Catholic school students in celebrating this very special week.

Contributed by Teresa Landry