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Bishop Koenig distributes Communion during Mass at Padua Academy Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Dialog photo/Don Blake

Bishop Koenig’s first visit to Padua Academy was a memorable one as he celebrated Mass at the all-girls high school on the Tuesday of Catholic Schools Week.

“It’s great being with you,” the bishop told more than 500 students and faculty at the start of his homily.

“I want to give a word of thanks for those involved in the liturgy, especially those leading us in the music ministry,” the bishop said. “You did a great job, girls. Thank you very much.

“It’s a real blessing for me to experience good prayerfulness and to hear your strong voices,” he said.

Catholic Schools Week runs through this week as more than two dozen Catholic schools in the diocese celebrate our lives in faith and learning.

Don’t miss this week’s 28-page print edition of the Dialog that includes full coverage of this year’s Catholic Schools Week. Or click here to see the digital replica of the print edition.

In the current edition of The Dialog, diocese schools Superintendent Louis De Angelo reports on an encouraging survey conducted among families that gives diocesan schools high marks in areas including faith, academics, athletics and the response to the pandemic.