Resurrection Catholic School, 521 E. Orange St., Lancaster, will join Catholic schools in Lancaster County and throughout the nation to celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, Jan. 28, to Saturday, Feb. 3. To celebrate, the school will host a Share the Light ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will bring together volunteers, families, donors, students and staff to share how Catholic education offers a strong academic curriculum that includes a spiritual component. Attendees may stay for a lunch with students in the cafeteria.
The school will also accept donations on Jan. 30, which the National Catholic Education Association has designated as a day of giving to Catholic education. Called "Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools," the event places special emphasis on social media, philanthropy and camaraderie. It invites people across the country who have been impacted by Catholic school education in ways big and small to financially donate at a local level.
All Lancaster County Catholic schools are part of the giving day. Resurrection will direct donations toward an ongoing effort to provide laptops to upper grade students. Of $20,000 needed, a total of $4,580 was raised during the Extraordinary Give in 2017.
Resurrection Catholic School will be open for visitors on Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but anyone may visit any time by contacting the school.
The school's theme this year, "Family of Faith - Let Our Light Shine," inspired the school to thank its supporters during Catholic Schools Week with the Share the Light event.