Letter from Bishop Zarama
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
During the last week in January, the Church throughout the United States recognizes Catholic Schools Week. This is a chance to gratefully acknowledge the gift that Catholic Schools are to our country, state, diocese, and local communities. I am confident that the schools and early childhood centers within our Diocese indeed capture the spirit of this year's theme "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed."
Our Catholic schools and early childhood centers will be hosting numerous events that will give people a chance to actively engage in this week-long recognition. If you currently have children in one of our Catholic schools, I encourage you to become involved in some of the activities that are being planned. If you are thinking about enrolling your children in a Catholic school, this is a good time to visit and observe our schools in action.
I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to the pastors and educators who work so diligently to make our schools the quality, faith-filled institutions that they are. Catholic identity remains strong and our young people are given every opportunity to let their God-given talents shine. I also want to thank the parents of our students for having the faith, trust, and confidence in our schools to enter into this special partnership. I have no doubt that our students will continue to model the theme Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. in very visible ways throughout the Diocese of Raleigh.
May Our Lord Jesus continue to bless our schools and their families now and always.
+Luis Rafael Zarama, J.C.L.
Bishop of Raleigh