Greenville school celebrating 'Catholic Schools Week'

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Saint Peter Catholic School is celebrating 'Catholic Schools Week' from January 28 - February 3 with a variety of school and community projects and open houses.

Prinicpal Doug Jones talked about the week's events on WITN News at Sunrise on Monday morning.

"We've got a great week of celebrations planned, we started off early last Friday. We had our own Greenville Mayor, P.J. Connelly, himself a product of Catholic schools, came and spoke to the students about leadership and his faith and really was a great story," Jones said.

Saint Peter Catholic School in Greenville will be holding an open house for prospective new students and families on Tuesday, January 30 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. The school is located at 2606 E. Fifth Street, Greenville.

Jones says that Saint Peter is one of over 6,400 Catholic schools in the United States, but not all students are of the Catholic faith. About 30% of students are not Catholic, and a non-denominational prayer service is also planned for Wednesday morning with a number of faith leaders from the community.

The week also includes a canned food drive and service projects that will take students out into the community. Last year, the school collected about 4,000 canned goods to donate to local food banks.

You can learn more about Catholic Schools Week by visiting the St. Peters Catholic School website. You can also find them on Facebook by clicking here.