(Dallas) Bishop Edward Burns, Chief Shepherd of the Diocese of Dallas, will take to the classroom to teach a religion class on Monday, January 29 from 8-9 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic School, 214 S. Garland Ave. in Garland to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week.
Bishop Burns will teach the regular religion lesson to second graders as part of the fun and excitement of the special week. Bishop Burns says he looks forward to being out in classrooms this week and adds, “I am very grateful for our educators, parents, and students who make our Catholic schools such a successful and important part of the Diocese of Dallas. I pray the Holy Spirit will continue to enlighten our students and that our schools can continue to fulfill our goal of leading students to college and Heaven.”
Bishop Burns will teach religion classes at two other diocesan schools later in the week. Students and families throughout the diocese are celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, January 28h – February 3rd. The first Catholic school opened its doors in the Diocese of Dallas in 1874. Today, there are 36 schools and an enrollment of nearly 15,000 students in the Dallas Catholic school system led by Superintendent Dr. Matt Vereecke (pronounced Veh-reek-y).
There are a variety of events at all campuses in the diocese to allow students to reflect and have fun while celebrating their Catholic school education. Many of these events involve an aspect of community service for the students and learning more about the needs of people and environment in their local area and around the world.
For a listing of related events that will be happening around the Diocese of Dallas please view this link.