U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) marked National Catholic Schools Week by visiting SS. Cyril and Methodius School in Lemont on Jan. 31. The congressman talked with students about his experience in Catholic schools and answered their questions about his work as their representative. He also spoke before a school Mass on the importance of education and presented SS. Cyril and Methodius Pastor the Rev. Waldemar Stawiarski and Principal Shirley Tkachuk with copies of his congressional resolution honoring Catholic schools.
“I was blessed with the opportunity to be educated in Catholic schools for 12 years. Now, one of the highlights of my year is when I visit exceptional Catholic schools during Catholic Schools Week. Meeting the students at SS. Cyril and Methodius and answering their thoughtful questions truly was my privilege,” said Rep. Lipinski. “At St SS. Cyril and Methodius and all of the other outstanding schools in the Chicago Archdiocese, the administrators, teachers, and parents clearly are working together to provide students with a strong education and teach our next generation of leaders the value of their Catholic faith and community service.”
A proud graduate of St. Symphorosa Grammar School and St. Ignatius College Prep, Rep. Lipinski for eight consecutive years has introduced a resolution in Congress honoring National Catholic Schools Week and praising the outstanding work of Catholic Schools.
This year’s theme for National Catholic Schools Week, which ran from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”