Resurrection Catholic School joins Catholic schools in Lancaster County and throughout the nation to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

To celebrate, the school will host a Share the Light ceremony Jan. 30, 11 a.m. that brings together volunteers, families, donors, students and staff to share the good news of how Catholic education offers a strong academic curriculum that includes the spiritual component.

“We are not the Catholic school,” said principal Brenda Weaver. “The groups we honor at the ceremony are the school. They light the way and without their support, we couldn’t be what we are.”

Those who attend may stay for a school lunch (chili, noodles, green beans, cucumbers and pears) with students in the cafeteria.

The event is the same day the National Catholic Education Association designated as a day of giving to Catholic education. Called “Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools,” the day places special emphasis on social media, philanthropy and camaraderie. It invites people across the country who have been impacted by Catholic school education in ways big and small to financially donate at a local level. To donate, click HERE.

All Lancaster County Catholic schools are part of the giving day. Resurrection will direct donations toward an ongoing effort to provide laptops to upper grade students. A total of $4,580 (from the Extraordinary Give) has been raised, of $20,000 needed.

Resurrection will be open for visitors Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but anyone may visit any time by contacting the school.

The school’s theme this year, Family of Faith – Let Our Light Shine, inspired the school to thank its supporters during Catholic Schools Week, Weaver said, because they form the foundation that keeps the school thriving.