The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference joined Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware Cos.) in a resolution designating the week of January 27th through February 2nd as Catholic Schools Week in Pennsylvania. Sen. Killion delivered the resolution as the first piece of business on the Senate floor Wednesday morning in Harrisburg.
“Nationally there are more than 2-million students enrolled in Catholic schools at both the elementary and secondary levels,” Killion told the gathering. “In P-A there are more than 147,150 students that are enrolled in Catholic School in the elementary and secondary level.”
Sen. Killion is a product of the Pennsylvania Catholic school system, graduating from Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield.
“I am very grateful for the education that I received,” he said. “Catholic Schools Week reminds us all that Catholic schools are an important part of our many communities across the Commonwealth.”
Eric Failing, the Executive Director of the PA Catholic Conference, was grateful for Killion’s resolution.
“We thank the Senator for his recognition of the important of Catholic education,” Failing said. “Catholic schools give parents the ability to choose where to send their children so they can receive both a great education AND the moral development of Catholic values.”
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is based in Harrisburg and is the public affairs arm of PA’s Catholic bishops.