Thursday, September 8, 2016

Welcoming Everyone And Setting Soaring Goals!

Students from Archdiocesan elementary schools, high schools and schools of special education will line the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul as Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees the Office of Catholic Education and Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education, officially welcome students throughout the 120 elementary schools, 17 high schools and 4 schools of education back to school.

The event will feature musical selections from the Saint Francis Xavier SchoolStudent Choir, as well as students from Saint Katherine Day School and Our Lady of Confidence Day School, two Archdiocesan schools of special education.

10:00 a.m. 
Friday, September 9, 2016 
Steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

The pep rally will also include members of the Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls National Championship Cheerleading Team and the Bishop Shanahan High School Jazz Pep Band. In addition, mascots from city of Philadelphia high schools will compete in a friendly mascot race! 

The event will be streamed live from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools website at For the first time during an Archdiocesan event a Drone will be used to capture additional footage overhead.

Mr. Christopher Mominey recently recorded a video message that was shared with school Colleagues, partners, and friends in Catholic education reflecting on the last year and particularly the Holy Father’s message while he was here in Philadelphia last September

No comments: