Welcome to Catholic Schools Week 2022!

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.


Welcome to Catholic Schools Week 2022!

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Now entering its 48th anniversary year, CSW has traditionally been held the last week in January.  Schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members to celebrate. 

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.




January 30 - February 4

Theme: Faith. Excellence. Service.

 Sunday, January 30: Celebrating Parish: Faith

  • Ask Father Lucien to announce that we are celebrating Catholic School Week (CSW) January 30 – February 4 at each Mass.
  • All teachers, staff, faculty, students, and parents will celebrate CSW on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Invite groups of students to welcome parishioners and parents as they arrive for the CSW Mass. (2nd and 8th Graders).

Monday, January 31: Celebrating Community: Option for the Poor and Vulnerable- Solidarity

  • Ask students to donate $1 toward St. Vincent de Paul in our Parish.
  • Sandre Daccarett and Dr. Ducarmel Augustine will give a speech about health assistance during the time of pandemic Covid-19 at 1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Tuesday, February 1:  Celebrating Students: God’s Creation

  • Father Lucien will give a speech to all students at 9:00 a.m. in the Church.
  • Students perform a play of Saint Helen at 10:00-10:30 a.m. in the Church (Mr. Les and Sr. Phan).
  • Students represent the religion projects at 2p.m. (Mrs. Seymour)

 Wednesday, February 2: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers: Solidarity, Life and Dignity of the Human Person

  • Host a breakfast for administrators, teachers, staff, and faculty (Mrs. Tamara).
  • Create a short video of the school staff member and post it on school website with word of “thanks” to all school workers and volunteers (Mr. Ukpo).
  • Students will write notes, make posters, or decorate baskets to deliver to community leaders: Father Lucien, Mrs. Barratt, staff, faculty, and teachers (Mrs. Volkmann).

Thursday, February 3: Celebrating the Nation: Right and Responsibility

  • Host a flag raising ceremony at the back door (the exist) at 10:00 a.m. All students and community members in the flag raising and the singing of the national anthem (Mrs. Seymour and Mr. Les)
  • (After singing) Felix, and Mrs. Jackson will share testimony their Catholic education prepared for life.

Friday, February 4: Celebrating Vocations: Service, call to family participation.

  • Prayer for vocations at the School Mass Celebration at 9:00 a.m.
  • After Mass, Eucharistic adoration, prayer for vocations.
  • Barrat will give a speech to finish CSW 2022.
  • Father Lucien will give a speech to all staff at 1:30 p.m

School Schedule

Free Breakfast and Lunch Program:

School Hour (PreK – K):

7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

School Hours (1st – 8th grade):

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Extended Day (After School Care):
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School Mass

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2024

Reading: Mal 3:1-4

Thus says the Lord GOD:
Lo, I am sending my messenger
to prepare the way before me;
And suddenly they will come to the temple
the LORD whom you seek,
And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
But who will endure the day of his coming?
And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire,
or like the fuller’s lye.
He will sit refining and purifying silver,
and he will purify the sons of Levi,
Refining them like gold or silver
that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem
will please the LORD,
as in the days of old, as in years gone by.

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Saint Helen Catholic School
3340 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Email: Secretary@Sainthelen.net

Phone: (954) 739-7094

Fax: (954) 739-0797