As part of homecoming week, Norwalk Catholic School will be celebrating "Spirit Day" Wednesday.
The day is designed to promote school spirit as well as a "holy" spirit. Many activities are planned. The highlight of the day will be a presentation by one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, predecessor to the legendary Lou Holtz at Notre Dame, Gerry Faust.
Faust is a graduate, former teacher and coach in Catholic schools and has an inspiring message to share with students, staff and parents. He will relate dramatic stories from his own life to illustrate the direct connection between our personal success, our prayers, and our faith and trust in God.
Students in grades kindergarten through 12 will gather in the St. Paul Convocation Center at 12:45 to hear Faust. Led by the school's pep band and cheerleading squad, they will also cheer their team toward victory in Saturday's homecoming game against South Central.
The day will also include a Mass for grades kindergarten through 6 at 9 a.m., a prayer service in St. Paul Church at 11, a picnic lunch, a song presentation by first and second graders, an explanation of the mission of the school by high school students, with banners to illustrate it presented by some representatives from the elementary school and family groups for the elementary students. Parents and friends are welcome to be a part of the day.
Norwalk Catholic School students and staff members will receive a "spirit" T-shirt proclaiming the proud past and promising future of the school to wear that day. It will also be jeans day.
It will be a spirited week at St. Paul High as students celebrate homecoming week with Celebrity Day, Western Day, Spirit Day, Costume Day and Dress-up Day which will include Mass and an assembly. The week will conclude with the homecoming parade on Saturday beginning at 6:15 p.m. in front of the public library and ending at Whitney Field.
The homecoming queen will be announced and crowned before the game.
The Homecoming Dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday in the Social Hall.