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Bishop Brennan Visited a Catholic Academy in Bushwick to Kick off the Catholic Schools Week

Diocese Brooklyn
January 29, 2024

Bishop Brennan Visited a Catholic Academy in Bushwick to Kick off the Catholic Schools Week
Bishop Brennan Blessing Student. Photos: Courtesy of John Quaglione/DeSales Media.

Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, led a special Mass in honor of the start of Catholic Schools Week this morning at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, located in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

Bishop Brennan joined students, faculty, and families of St. Brigid-St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Academy at the Mass. Following the Mass, Bishop Brennan visited the academy for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessed the recently renovated Kindergarten classroom. The school is working to renovate all the classrooms by September.

In his Homily, Bishop Brennan stated, “Our schools teach everything you can learn in any other school: math, social studies, and language arts. But we also learn the truth of who we are and who God is. We learn what it means to be a child of God, who loves us very much. We learn to see how God blesses us in our lives to discover our talents and abilities, to share.”

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week has been annually on the last Sunday of January and is dedicated to celebrating Catholic education. This year's National Catholic Schools Week theme is “Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community.”

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of National Catholic Schools Week. This week, Bishop Brennan is scheduled to visit schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens to meet students and faculty and catch a glimpse of the incredible education offered in the Diocese daily.