Norwalk Catholic School will hold its annual Spirit Day Wednesday.
Students in grades kindergarten through 12, along with parents and friends, will begin the annual celebration at 9:15 a.m. with Mass in the Father Harvey Keller gymnasium in the St. Paul Convocation Center. Mass will be followed by the Spirit Day Assembly featuring guest speaker, the Rev. Eric Schild. Finally, parents and friends are invited to stay and join their children for lunch. This year, elementary students will eat lunch at Whitney Field as they will participate in the PTO sponsored Walk-a-Thon during the afternoon.
Schild is a 1998 SPH alumni. He was ordained a priest in 2007 and currently is serving as associate pastor at St. Wendelin parish in Fremont. Schild said he is excited about returning to his alma mater and speaking to the students. He is a powerful spokesperson for Catholic education, saying, "Since kindergarten, my thoughts, feelings and actions have been shaped by Catholic education.
"In choosing to send me to St. Paul and making the sacrifices that they did, my parents passed on the gift of our Catholic faith which has led me to the priesthood."