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Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 2151 served a free pancake breakfast...

Batavia church opens Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

BATAVIA, Ill., Jan. 26, 2020 — Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia opened Celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Sunday (Jan. 26) with activities for students, parishioners and community members.

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Tabletop poster displays detailed Holy Cross School offerings and Catholic education benefits during a Celebrate Catholic Schools Week kickoff Sunday at Holy Cross Catholic School in Batavia. (Al Benson photo

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, the celebration showcases the importance, value and contributions of Catholic education to the church and the world.

Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 2151 served a free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Donovan Hall. Tabletop displays touted Holy Cross School educational programs and activities and school tours and registration were offered.

Future events announced were the church’s 51st annual Batavia Brotherhood Banquet and groundbreaking for Saint John Paul II Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

Batavia Mayor Jeffery D. Schielke will keynote the banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the church, 2300 Main St. in Batavia. The public is invited. Admission is a $20 donation.

Groundbreaking for Perpetual Adoration Chapel is set for Monday, May 18, the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II. Dedication is scheduled for Oct. 22, his feast day.

Call (630) 593-5290 or visit for more information.

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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