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Diocese of Youngstown Schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week


January 25, 2023

CONTACT: Mary Fiala, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, (330) 744-8451,

CONTACT: Justin Huyck, Director of Communications, (330) 744-8451, ext. 320,

Catholic Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown welcome all to join in the annual celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, beginning Sunday, January 29, 2023. The theme, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” highlights our focus on faith development, academic excellence and dedication to community service. This week is an opportunity to highlight these efforts as school communities in the Diocese of Youngstown.

Individual Catholic schools have planned a variety of events throughout Catholic Schools Week to recognize what makes Catholic education unique. 

The national daily themes are:

Sunday, January 29: Celebrating Your Parish
Monday, January 30: Celebrating Your Community
Tuesday, January 31: Celebrating Your Students
Wednesday, February 1: Celebrating the Nation
Thursday, February 2: Celebrating Vocations
Friday, February 3: Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
Saturday, February 4: Celebrating Families

This year, the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Catholic Schools is also excited to announce the availability of additional financial assistance through the newly established Scholarship Granted Organization (SGO): Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund. To apply for tuition assistance for the 2023-24 school year, families must use the FACTS tuition management system to complete the application at The application period is from December 1 through March 1, with the awards announced in early May.

As a result of legislation passed in 2021, Ohio taxpayers who wish to support Catholic education in Ohio now have the opportunity to receive an income tax credit. Donations received by December 31, 2023, will be used to fund tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 school year. Interested individuals can give online at

Donations to the Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund will be utilized to award scholarships to students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Youngstown with a priority to support low-income families that seek high-quality educational opportunities for their children.

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