FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2022
MAYOR ADAMS MAKES SPECIAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK VISIT
Mayor Eric Adams visited a Brooklyn Catholic school Friday as part of last week’s national celebration of Catholic Schools Week.
The mayor met with students at St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy in Bushwick. Student representatives from kindergarten to 8th grade presented his honor with a plaque, cards, photos and handwritten personal letters. The students wrote about their favorite subjects in school and many said they would pray for him. Mayor Adams shared with the students the fact that he prays every day, in the morning to start the day and before bed.
Mayor Adams also spoke at a school assembly, telling the students that Catholic education has always been a great foundation for inner city young people, while acknowledging their good fortune in being able to receive a solid educational foundation in faith and academics.
Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is a time dedicated each year to the celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2022 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
Schools in Brooklyn and Queens commemorated the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. These events allow schools to focus on the value of a Catholic education and its contribution to our Church, our communities and our nation.
PHOTOS: Courtesy Greg Shemitz
Mayor Adams with Pastor Rev Carlos Velasquez & Principal Marcia Soria at St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy
Mayor Adams greets student
Student photo with Mayor Adams
Assembly at St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy for Mayor Adams
Mayor Adams speaks to students
Students clap at Assembly
Mayor Adams leaves St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Academy