Fort Wayne-area Catholic school students and educators gathered for the 27th annual All Schools Mass Wednesday morning.
Some 3,000 students, teachers and administrators of 21 area schools attended the mass at the Memorial Coliseum. The mass allows schools to come together for prayer and celebration with a focus on the upcoming 2019 Catholic Schools Week theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend gave the homily, with 20 parish priests.
Catholic school students and educators from the South Bend area will gather for a similar mass next week at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.