Monday January 28, 2013

The Catholic Schools of Pittsfield have planned several events for St. Mark and St. Joseph schools in observance of Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards."

Students, teachers, staff, parents, relatives and friends of the Catholic Schools of Berkshire County will participate in a Liturgy celebrated by Monsignor Michael Shershanovich and area priests at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at St. Joseph Church.

The drum and bugle corps from St. Mary School in Lee will lead the processional and the St. Joseph High School Music for Liturgy Group will provide music.

St. Mark students will enjoy a pancake and pajamas breakfast, lunch for St. Mary School students, bowling and lunch at Ken’s Bowl, and a special surprise from Principal Meg Skowron.

St. Mark will host an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

St. Joseph students are hosting a free breakfast at St. Joseph Church Parish Center for senior citizens from 10:15 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

St. Joe students will also participate in a "purple and gold" day, a sundaes at lunch day, an academic trivia marathon, and the week will emphasize "the 26 acts of kindness" in memory of the children of Newtown, Conn.

The week concludes with a placement test for incoming freshmen at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Joseph High School. A seat may be reserved for interested students by calling the Guidance Office at (413) 447-9121.