Catholic Schools Week, Sunday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, Feb 5, is being observed throughout the country, and St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston is among many in the Diocese of Buffalo participating.
Started in 1974 and celebrating its 39th year in 2012, this year's Catholic Schools Week theme is "Catholic Schools: Faith, Academics, Service," which highlights the three distinctions of the Catholic school experience.
At St. Peter's, activities get under way Sunday in the school cafeteria with the annual St. Peter's pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, tator tots, coffee, juice and bake goods, with all foods donated by DiMino's Lewiston Tops. Cost is adults, $5, and children, $3. Also taking place that day will be an open house at the school from 9 a.m. to noon.
During the week, St. Peter's students will participate in the following activities:
•Monday, "Soul, body and mind," where students will wear clothing promoting healthy choices and wellness.
•Tuesday, "Hats ON to Service Day," where students pay tribute to those in the service professions.
•Wednesday, "Special Persons Day," where students invite a special individual to join them in Mass and a reception.
•Thursday, "Saints in the Making," where students celebrate the vocations and religious life.
•Friday, "Spirit Day," marked by students wearing their school team uniforms, a pep assembly and a volleyball game between eighth graders and the St. Peter's faculty.
For further information on these activities, call 754-4470, or visit www.stpeterrc.org.