January 27, 2012

2012 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

The joy of Catholic schools: ‘You never sit alone at lunch’

By John Shaughnessy

As a fourth-grade teacher at St. Roch School in Indianapolis, Dick Gallamore asked his students, “What do you like about going to a Catholic school?”

Here are some of their answers:

“I like going to a Catholic school because we get to learn about God and the saints.”
—Lillian Egan

“I like going to a Catholic school because instead of friends, we are family.”
—Isabella Battiston

“I like going to a Catholic school because you never sit alone at lunch.”
—Riley Prewitt

“I like going to a Catholic school because we collect food for the poor. We do many things for others. I enjoy doing that!!!”
—Beau Laeufer

“I like going to a Catholic school because we all fit in.”
—Malachy Davis

“I like going to a Catholic school because I get help when I need it.”
—Aaron Letko

“I like going to a Catholic school because we have prayer partners.”
—Katey Reed

“I like going to a Catholic school because they have nice teachers.”
—Miles Marshall

“I like Catholic schools because we have a priest like Father [James] Wilmoth. He is my favorite priest!”
—Lance Brand

 

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