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Trinity Catholic School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Service Projects and Celebrations

Mayor Billy Barlow recognized the students of Trinity Catholic School and their principal Barbra Sugar at Monday's council meeting. At far left is Bill Crist, Catholic schools superintendent. The students lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Billy Barlow recognized the students of Trinity Catholic School and their principal Barbra Sugar at Monday's council meeting. At far left is Bill Crist, Catholic schools superintendent. The students lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Billy Barlow recognized the students of Trinity Catholic School and their principal Barbra Sugar at Monday's council meeting. At far left is Bill Crist, Catholic schools superintendent. The students lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Billy Barlow recognized the students of Trinity Catholic School and their principal Barbra Sugar at Monday’s council meeting. At far left is Bill Crist, Catholic schools superintendent. The students lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

OSWEGO – Trinity Catholic School, as one of 22 Catholic schools within the Diocese of Syracuse, will once again celebrate Catholic Schools Week, January 28 – February 3.

Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, said Barbara Sugar, principal.

On a designated day during Catholic Schools Week, schools in all four regions of the diocese will focus on giving back to their communities.

This year’s theme is Learn.Serve.Lead.Succeed.

Members of the Trinity’s student council, along with other students, attended the Oswego Common Council meeting on Monday (January 22) to lead the council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Billy Barlow presented Sugar and her students with a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week in the Port City.

On Sunday (January 28) at 11 a.m., school families will attend Mass at St. Joseph’s Church.

The students have learned to sing the refrain of the song, City of God, which will be sung during the Mass.

School administrators began planning Catholic Schools Week months ago.

Each school chose a partner organization, including Amaus Medical Services, The Samaritan Center, and the Regan Shetsky Foundation, Oneida CareNet, Tioga County Ministry and Malta House, to name a few.

Students at each school will perform acts of service ranging from stuffing baskets with necessities for refugees, to making sandwiches for the homeless, to bagging warm socks for veterans in need.

In Oswego, Trinity is partnering with Farnham Family Services to complete a service project, the principal said.

Students will prepare hand-tied fleece blankets for distribution to their clients.

They will also prepare “thank you bags” for service workers and bus drivers at Trinity.

Tuesday has been designated as School Spirit Day and the highlight of the day will be a sixth grade vs. staff volleyball game in the eastside school’s gym, at 115 E. Fifth St.

Joe Trionfero will bring his Show of Love to the school on Thursday morning.

Most Reverend Bishop Robert Cunningham
Most Reverend Bishop Robert Cunningham

Most Reverend Bishop Robert Cunningham

Students will create “Trinity Rocks” during art classes during the week.

The Most Reverend Bishop Robert Cunningham will conclude the week with a prayer service on Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church.

This event will include some Trinity alumni sharing how the foundation they received at Trinity helped them to succeed in middle and high school.

Schools will also celebrate families during the special Year of the Family in the Diocese of Syracuse, which began December 3, 2017, with family pizza parties, grandparent breakfasts, parent vs. teacher basketball games and more.

Highlights from Catholic schools in each region of the diocese will be available in The Catholic Sun, on the Syracuse Catholic Television YouTube channel, and the Diocese of Syracuse Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Diocese of Syracuse includes 22 component schools, all accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Trinity is the sole Catholic school in Oswego County.

Trinity Catholic follows New York State learning standards for curriculum development.

Professional and administrative staffs work cooperatively within the school, as well as collaboratively with area school districts and BOCES to provide innovative approaches to instructions to enable all children, including those with special needs, and different learning styles “a comfortable yet challenging environment,” according to the principal.

For more information, contact Trinity Catholic at 315-343-6700 or visit http://home.twcny.rr.com/trinity