Students observe Catholic Schools Week
Students from the Guadalupe Regional Middle School walked from the school to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral on East Jefferson Street today to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.
Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The event usually starts on the last Sunday of January and ends the on the first week of February.
The students attended Mass in honor of Saint Blaise Day. Saint Blaise was a known to be a physician that cured the ill. Saint Blaise Day is also known at the Blessing of the Throats where one can go to mass and pray for someone who is sick.
Language Arts Teacher Estela Lopez said the students did the walk as a sacrifice for anyone that was in need of a prayer.
“Normally we have Mass on Wednesday and we decided, ’You know what, why don’t we just have the walk from here to the immaculate (cathedral) and we can have lunch and invite the parents. It pretty just worked out the way that it did; to have Mass on Friday as we were walking over there,” Alvarado said.