Deanery Celebrates Catholic Schools
February 7, 2019
ROCKFORD—Boylan Central Catholic High School held Mass Jan. 29 on its campus for nearly 1,400 students from across the Rockford Deanery and beyond in honor of Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27–Feb. 2.
 
While the weather postponed or delayed some planned celebrations throughout the diocese, the gathering at Boylan fit in between a snow day and the polar vortex days.
 
“We view the local Catholic grade schools as an extension of Boylan, so it was important for us to celebrate together,” said Boylan President Amy Ott. “Catholic Schools Week is such an important recognition of the value that a Catholic education provides to young people. Not only do students receive an exceptional academic experience, they are educated in an environment that emphasizes Catholic values such as social justice and giving back to the community around us.”
 
In addition to Boylan, students came from the following grade schools:
 
Rockford 
Cathedral of St. Peter, Holy Family, St. Edward, St. James, and St. Rita
Loves Park
St. Bridget
Belvidere
St. James 
South Beloit 
St. Peter
Beloit, Wis.
Our Lady of the Assumption
 
Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It is typically observed with events and activities for students and school community members. The Mass at Boylan emphasized the relationship among all Catholic schools in the region.