Monday, Jan. 28

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will lead a prayer service at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, 819 Cathedral Road in Philadelphia, to kick off Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will present Bishop Thomas with a Catholic Schools Week proclamation.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Mother of Divine Grace School, 2612 East Monmouth Street in Philadelphia, will host a “thank you” luncheon at noon for local police officers and firefighters.

Students of Resurrection Regional Catholic School, 2020 Shelmire Avenue in Philadelphia, will participate in a “Dime Trail Race” at 1 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Bishop McDevitt High School, 125 Royal Avenue in Wyncote, will host its eighth annual Papal Colloquium beginning at 9 a.m. Bishop Daniel Thomas will celebrate the opening liturgy.  Following the liturgy, keynote speaker Sister Therese Auer, O.P., a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation, will address those in attendance on the “Critical Importance of Bioethics for the Young Catholic.”

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education will recognize Msgr. Michael Matz, pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Floutown, as Distinguished Pastor of the Year. He will be presented with a proclamation from Jacqueline Coccia, archdiocesan superintendent of elementary schools, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Genevieve School, located at 1237 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown.