Open Houses for Catholic Schools and Centers
January 14, 2018

Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 28-Feb. 3 around the country. This week is an opportunity to celebrate Catholic education in the United States and the many ways Catholic schools are improving lives of children from all demographics, faith backgrounds, and ethnicities. Catholic schools place a strong emphasis on academic excellence, community service, and […]

Back to School
August 14, 2017

  August 9 was the first day of the 2017-2018 school year in our Catholic schools and Centers. See how some of our schools and centers celebrated the first day and week back at school in the photos below. If you have back to school photos that you would like to be included in the […]

Tampa Catholic Grad Going from One Scholarship to Another
June 13, 2017

“When she walked across the stage as a freshly minted graduate of Tampa Catholic High School a couple of weeks ago, Cheyenne Daphney looked out at the audience cheering in the downtown theater and thought about all the help she got along the way. Her mom, DJ Ruhland; her basketball coach, Matt Rocha; her teammates; […]

Bishop Larkin Class of 2017
June 5, 2017

Congratulations to all the eighth grade students from the Class of 2017.  Many will be attending Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School next year. Click here to see photos from the graduation celebration.

Groundbreaking for New Multi-Purpose Building at Bishop Larkin Catholic School
June 5, 2017

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-purpose building at Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey was held on May 25, 2017. Bishop Parkes, many of the school’s Parish Pastors,  Superintendent Chris Pastura, Dr. Mark Majewski, Dr. Ann Davis, Dr. Michael Tkacik, Mr. Mike Messano, State Representative Amber Mariano, Mr. Mike Fasano, many principals, other distinguished guests, and […]

St. Peter Claver Catholic School’s Junior Thespian Troupe Graduates
June 5, 2017

May 19, 2017 – Junior Thespian Troupe #89412 graduates from St. Peter Claver Catholic School in Tampa pose with Sister Maria Babtunde, principal, and Dr. Mark Majeski, associate superintendent of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The International Thespian Society honors student achievement in theatre. This initiative was directed by Ms. Carmen Lusignan, visual arts/drama teacher at […]

St. Raphael Catholic School Celebrates Mother’s Day
June 5, 2017

In honor of Mother’s Day, the May issue of Snell Isle Living featured a photo spread of the second grade class at St. Raphael Catholic School. The class created personal letters to their mothers which are depicted in the magazine as well as a class photo and individual photos of each child holding his/her hand-made memento. […]

Guardian Angels Catholic School Student Wins TurfMutt Contest
June 4, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation announced today the winners of TurfMutt’s national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest. The grand prize winner’s school, Guardian Angels Catholic School in Clearwater, Fla., will receive a $10,000 grant to improve a green space on school grounds. The grand […]

Fourth Grade Students Visit Sixth Judicial Circuit Court
June 2, 2017

Fourth grade students from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and St. Cecelia Catholic School were able to visit Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in Clearwater last week and witness the judicial process firsthand at Gold E. Lock’s Mock Trial sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association. Click here to see photos. “In a mock trial that took […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Hosts 4th Annual Respect Rally
June 2, 2017

Students from OLL and Morning Star School participated in field day events to promote understanding, kindness and respect on May 5, 2017 for the fourth year. Click here to see photos. “This was the 4th Annual Respect Rally for the students at OLL and Morning Star School. Our goal is to interact will each other […]

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s Science Department Wins Catholic Education (ICE) Award
April 26, 2017

Congratulations to Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s Science Department, winner in the Technology Integration category of the Innovation in Catholic Education (ICE) Awards! The Science Department was selected due to the faculty’s and students’ hard work creating custom-designed 3D printed products for the community.  Full story: | Photos

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Serves Meals at Pinellas Hope
April 18, 2017

April 12, 2017 – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School collected food, cooked, packaged and served lunches for 120 people who are residents at Pinellas Hope. The Student Council assisted in the transportation and distribution of the lunches. They also delivered the donations of clothes, toiletries, and items collected. Click here to see photos.

Ash Wednesday 2017 in Our Schools and Centers
March 3, 2017

March 1 was Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. See how some of our Catholic schools and centers spent Ash Wednesday. If you have photos from Ash Wednesday at your school that you would like to be included in the photo album, please email them to We also encourage you to send in […]

Interfaith Day at St. Stephen Catholic School
February 13, 2017

St. Stephen’s Catholic School Principal Linda Umoh dreamed of hosting an interfaith day from the moment she accepted her role as school principal in July. Now more than ever, Umoh sees a need to eradicate fear and ignorance among Americans and she knew that an interfaith day would be a strong step in that direction. […]

2017 Catholic Schools Week
February 7, 2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017 was January 29 through February 4. See how our Catholic Schools and Centers celebrated in the photos below. If you have photos from your school that you would like to be added to the album, please email them to Photos will be added as they are received. Please note that in order […]

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School Students Build Catapults
February 7, 2017

Students at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School have been studying the science behind catapults. They worked together to build several models which they demonstrated in front of the student body and for Fox 13. The catapult project demonstrates the school’s use of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Religion, and Math) program. The […]

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School a Finalist for Catholic Education (ICE) Award
February 3, 2017

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s STREAM Club students have been applying the knowledge and skills learned in their classroom curriculum to assist others with service-based projects designed to meet the needs of their local community. With the use of 3D printing, the students at BMCHS have been designing, modifying, and developing new ways to fulfill […]

Lawsuit Challenging Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Dismissed
January 18, 2017

We are overjoyed that the lawsuit challenging the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which funds both Step Up for Students and the AAA Scholarship programs, has been dismissed. It was one year ago that many of our schools took students and families to Tallahassee to march in support of this effort. “This scholarship program helps 98,000 […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Packs Turkey Dinners for 161 Families
December 8, 2016

The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School sorted and bagged supplies for the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive once again due the the generosity of our school and parish families. This enabled us to provide a turkey dinner to 161 families in our community.  We were also able to restock our […]

Celebrating the Saints at Our Schools
November 4, 2016

November 1 was the Solemnity of All Saints, when we celebrate all of the saints in heaven and a reminder that, like the saints, we have a universal call to holiness! See how this day honoring the saints was celebrated at our schools by clicking on the link below. If you have photos from All Saints’ […]

Award-winning Author Visits Bishop Larkin Catholic School
October 17, 2016

The second grade class at Bishop Larkin Catholic School in Port Richey enjoyed having Kentrell Martin, award winning author of Shelly’s Outdoor Adventure and Shelly Goes to the Zoo, read to them and teach them a few signs. The 20 volume Shelly Series of books are unique because they tell a story while incorporating ASL. […]

22 Students from Espiritu Santo Catholic School Qualify for Duke TIP
October 14, 2016

Congratulations to the 22 seventh grade students whose excellent performance on the Iowa Assessments has qualified them for the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). For two years in a row, over 40% of Espiritu’s students in grade seven have qualified for this nationally-recognized program. When students are given the opportunity to learn in an […]

Cristo Rey Tampa High School Opens
August 9, 2016

On Monday, August 8, 2016, Cristo Rey Tampa High School at Mary Help of Christians Center opened for its inaugural freshmen class. The first Cristo Rey Network school to open in Florida, Cristo Rey Tampa serves low to moderate income families and provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and real-world work experience. Over 90 students have […]

Guardian Angels Receives Award
April 15, 2016

Guardian Angels Catholic School was, once again, awarded the title of overall school champions for the speech and forensics competition.  They have won that title each year since the inception of the diocesan competition.  The competition was held at St. Patrick Catholic School on April 7, 2016.  Eight Catholic Schools participated in this event.  

February 18, 2016

St. Cecelia Catholic School had two teams participate in a First Lego League Robotics Tournament on Saturday, January 23rd. This year’s challenge was Trash Trek, which has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by […]

Dunedin Vice Mayor, Visits Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
February 9, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3rd, students along with teachers welcomed the Vice Mayor of Dunedin, Heather Gracy in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week! The excitement and anticipation was palpable as the student body, led by National Junior Honor Society members, participated in a prayer service and flag raising ceremony accompanied by several patriotic songs sung by […]

St. Cecelia Students Collect Donations for Kimberly Home
February 9, 2016

Students of SCS celebrate Catholic Schools Week by collecting diapers and wipes for the Kimberly Home in a big way! Hundreds of Diapers and wipes were delivered to the Kimberly Home.  (Kimberly Home is a non-profit, pregnancy resource center that offers assistance to women and families in unplanned or troubling pregnancies.) The mission of our […]

January 27, 2016

Each year the second grade students of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School participate in several Pay it Forward projects. Throughout the year, the students learn the importance of prayer, service, and giving. In January, students helped an organization called Food for the Poor and their “We Pledge 100” campaign. Ms. Colossia Butts, the organization’s school […]

Holy Family Students Honor Loved Ones That Have Passed
November 19, 2015

Holy Family Catholic School celebrated El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) by creating a school-wide altar to honor our loved ones that have passed on. Kindergarten flowers to 4th grade skulls represented artwork associated with this holiday. 5th grade through 7th grade contributed by making commemorative skulls, picture frames and masks […]

Corpus Christi Students Serve the Homeless
November 18, 2015

SERVICE DAY – November 3, 2015 Corpush Christi students in grade 6-8 engage in ministries of mercy throughout the city. At Mission Santa Maria, a mission that ministers to the homeless, students help with serving the homeless. PHOTOS

Rays Baseball Foundation Provides Scholarships to St. Peter Claver
November 13, 2015

On November 5, the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation, along with Raymond, resented St. Peter Claver Catholic School with a check for $5,000 in support of their Bridge Scholarship Program. This gift, matched by Central Park Village Youth Services, served as a challenge for the school and the Catholic Foundation to raise an additional $10,000. […]

Notre Dame Honors Our Law Enforcement Officers
November 4, 2015

Shared from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office‘s October 23 post on Facebook: This morning, Sheriff Nienhuis and Deputy Derek Origon were invited to Notre Dame Catholic School located at 1095 Commercial Way in Spring Hill for a presentati…on. Mrs. Florence Buono, the Principal of the Notre Dame, extended the invitation so the students could offer […]

Our Lady of Lourdes Honors Outstanding Students!
November 4, 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School honors outstanding students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School’s National Junior Honor Society Award Recipients, Sophia Picun, Jade Christopher, Haley Groth, Gabriella Fonseca, Cailin Dennis and Terri Moran. The areas of qualification are Character, Service, Leadership, Citizenship and Knowledge. These […]

October 15, 2015

Keswick Christian hosted a volleyball tournament October 9th and 10th. In a field of 12 teams the girls from the Pinellas Youth Conference (PYC) finished strong. The PYC is a Pinellas County league comprised of 8 teams from Catholic and Christian schools in the area. There is a great emphasis placed on sportsmanship in this […]

October 8, 2015

The students of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School in Clearwater, Florida celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Friday, October 2nd by bringing their pets to school for a blessing. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. There were a variety of animals and all received a blessing. The students who did not […]

Thank a Police Officer Day
September 24, 2015

September 19 was “Thank a Police Officer Day.”  Blessed Sacrament Catholic School celebrated by honoring 17 active and retired police officers.  Their Student Council led the school in a prayer service where they asked for God’s continue blessing to watch over all of our police officers and keep them safe.  The students made cards and letters, survival bags and special treats.

Saving the World 1 Pair of Shoes at a Time!
September 17, 2015

Students & families of St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) recently collected over 10,000 pairs of used shoes. Why you might ask would they do such a thing? SCS has partnered with an organization, Funds 2 Orgs, in order to help the environment, those in need and their school. The shoes are sent to people […]

Bishop Lynch to Dedicate Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Lutz
September 9, 2015

The Most Rev. Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, will bless and dedicate Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School on September 10 at 3 p.m., following the celebration of Mass at 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church on the school campus. The new K-8 school is located at 17524 Lakeshore Road […]

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Baron Gala, “Boots & Bling”
September 9, 2015

St. Petersburg Catholic High School’s Baron Gala, “Boots & Bling”, will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in the St. John Bosco Fine Arts Center, starting at 6:30pm. Plans call for a fun-filled Country evening with music, great food, and an array of items in our Silent and Live auctions. Tickets can be purchased […]

September 9, 2015

Students respond the Pope Francis’ call to prayer and action living the mission of Christ The students of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Tuesday, September 1st, in a school-wide morning assembly. Father Gary, students, faculty, and parents of the school community listened to […]

Students of St. Cecelia Celebrate Clearwater’s 100th Birthday
June 12, 2015

Jason Poulos a 2nd Grade student of St. Cecelia Catholic School has a summer birthday and as a result does not get to celebrate his birthday during the school year.  Jason’s mother in conjunction with the 2nd grade teachers decided to plan a celebration for Jason and other classmates who also have summer birthdays.  Mrs. […]