National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs through the week.  The theme for National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Mass and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.