Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week 2023 is taking place the week of January 29-February 4. The national theme for the week is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” and each of our schools are planning to celebrate with various activities and events celebrating our faith and spreading it through acts of community service.
Check out the activities planned at each of our buildings.
Pacelli Catholic Schools Tim Copps Early Childhood Center
Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Bronislava
Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Stephen
Pacelli Catholic Middle School
Celebrate Mass with Us
Join us for a Catholic Schools Week Mass to kickoff the week at one our parishes our celebrate with students at our elementary, middle, and high school. Together, we can pray for our Catholic schools.
- St. Bronislava Parish Catholic Schools Week Mass: Sunday, Jan. 29 | 10:30am | St. Bronislava Parish
- Pacelli Catholic Elementary School – St. Stephen Student Mass: Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 9am | St. Stephen Parish
- Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Bronislava Student Mass: Thursday, Feb 2 | 8:15am | St. Bronislava Parish
- Pacelli Catholic Middle School Student Mass: Friday, Feb. 4 | 9:08am | FACC at Pacelli Catholic High School
- Pacelli Catholic High School Student Mass: Friday, Feb. 4 | 9:08am | FACC at Pacelli Catholic High School
- Holy Spirit Parish Catholic Schools Week Mass: Sunday, Feb. 5 | 10:30am | Holy Spirit Parish
The Importance of a Catholic Education from a Mom
“Long before I took the position of president at Pacelli Catholic Schools I was an ardent supporter of Catholic education. My husband and I come from multi-generational families of Catholic school attendees. When our kids were ready to go to school, it wasn’t even a decision we consciously made; we just signed them up at St. Joe’s in Sturgeon Bay. But the reality is the reason it was a forgone conclusion in the minds of both my husband and myself was the grounding each of us received throughout our Catholic educations, even though we are 15 years apart in age and the Catholic education each of us experienced was very different. It was the same morals, same beliefs, and same faith that we wanted to give our kids to be able to draw upon when they were going to be faced with all of the decisions that life throws at oneself. We wanted to ensure that, even when we were not there by their side, they would have the resources internally to draw upon and make the best choices possible.”
– Cindy Weber, President of Pacelli Catholic Schools
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Why We Love Pacelli Catholic Schools
My husband Edward and I have 4 children and all have had the pleasure of attending Pacelli Catholic Schools. Each year we are continually impressed with the quality of education our children receive, second only to the faith-filled atmosphere they are able to experience each day in Catholic schools. As a parent, there is comfort knowing that our morals and religious beliefs are mirrored in their daily life at school, and that their teachers serve as role models. This strong foundation in Catholic faith helps them develop a life-long relationship with Christ and the Catholic Church.
-Monica Grabiec (Click here to continue reading.)
As parents, Branka and I distinctly remember attending our first Pacelli Catholic Middle School football game. The game started with prayer and ended with prayer. Our first band concert started and ended with prayer. What a gift that it is to be able to praise God in public, be proud of it, and have it fill our hearts with joy. Every game, concert, etc. we attend, that feeling never gets old. In fact it only deepens and solidifies why, especially now, everyone needs to have God in their lives.
-Mike ’85 & Branka Dudas
Catholic Schools Week is a perfect time to reflect on our decision to choose Pacelli Catholic Schools. For the past 12 years, we have been blessed to see our children grow in their faith, make lasting friendships, and share in the experiences that a small school provides. Recent activities such as team sports, music, and Quiz bowl continue to shape their character and prepare them for the future, especially during these unprecedented times. A special thank you to Mr. Larry Theiss for creating an opportunity for our son Sam at UWSP. Sam will be interning with the athletic department during his final semester here at Pacelli. We feel an opportunity like this may open many doors for Sam as he follows his dreams of Sports Management. Thank you Pacelli for getting to personally know our children throughout these years and helping us shape them for their next endeavors.
-Randy ’84, Mary, Sam ’21 & Nick ’24 Grywacz
My best memories of Pacelli Catholic Schools are of singing and playing my flute during school masses. Music was and still is a very meaningful way for me to connect with my spirituality.
-Christine Zalac ’85
As time goes on, as generations move ahead, it seems even more valuable to be able to not only participate in – but help foster and frow the Pacelli Catholic Schools legacy. We are very proud to be parents of two Pacelli graduates (David ’99 and Paul ’00) and grandparents of three children (Thomas ’29, Abby ’31, and Carolyn ’33) currently enrolled in the Pacelli system.
-Debra (Groshek) ’76 & Alan Marten