Yearly School Theme


2021 - 2022 School Year

Our theme for this school year is:

"One in the Spirit"

This year’s theme is “One in the Spirit.” You know by now that God loves you infinitely. He only wants what is best for you always. His greatest desire is for all of us to become saints. This school year, we will focus on different Saints (these are people the Catholic Church has declared are in Heaven) and some people who have not yet become Saints but are called Blesseds (these are people who we can confidently believe are in Heaven, but not yet canonized as Saints by the Catholic Church). These holy people are from all over the world and from all walks of life, yet they are all one in their faith, their love for God, and their belief that Jesus is the Savior of us all. These holy people remind us that the Catholic Church is universal. All are welcome in the Church; all are “One in the Spirit.”

Listed below are the Saints about whom we will learn and the places from which they come:

1. St. Damien of Molokai (Belgium, then Hawaii) August 23
2. St. Roque Gonzalez (Paraguay) August 30
3. St. Martin de Porres (Peru) September 7
4. Bl. Francisca de Paula de Jesus (Brazil) September 13
5. St. Laura Montoya (Colombia) September 20
6. St. Oscar Romero (El Salvador) September 27
7. Bl. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Santiago (Puerto Rico) October 4
8. St. Katharine Drexel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) October 11
9. St. Kateri Tekawitha (New York) October 18
10. St. Andre Bessette (Canada) October 25
11. Bl. Nicholas Steno (Denmark) November 2
12. St. John Newman (London, England) November 8
13. St. Raphael Kalilnowski (Poland) November 15
14. St. Joan of Arc (France) November 29
15. St. Adelaide of Burgundy (France) December 6
16. Bl. Vasyl Velychkovasky (Ukraine) December 13
17. St. Jacinta Marto (Portugal) January 3
18. Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati (Italy) January 10
19. St. Anthony (Egypt) – not in my book – January 18
20. St. Barnabas (Cyprus) January 24
21. Bl. Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa (Uganda) January 31
22. St. Kizito (Uganda) – not in my book – February 7
23. Sts. Perpetua and Felicity (modern-day Tunisia) February 14
24. St. Pedro de San Jose Betancur (Canary Islands) February 22
25. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara (India) February 28
26. Bl. Rani Maria Vattali (India) March 7
27. Bl. Cecilia Butsi Wongwai (Thailand) March 14
28. Sts. Augustine Phan Viet Huy, Dominic Dinh Dat, and Nicholas Bui Duc The (Vietnam)
March 21
29. Bl. Columba Kang Wan-suk (South Korea) March 28
30. St. Lorenzo Ruiz (Philippines) April 4
31. St. Teresa of Calcutta (North Macedonia) April 25
32. St. Joseph (Israel) May 2
33. The Virgin Mary (Israel) May 9
***We end with Jesus (Son of God, Second Person in the Trinity) on May 16. He is
obviously greater than all holy people but our greatest role model.