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Welcome Back to School!

As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, Bishop Barry Knestout and Superintendent Kelly Lazzara express their appreciation to staff, students and families for their devotion to Catholic education and share their excitement for the new school year.

Bishop Knestout expresses gratitude for the “courage and fortitude” of our principals and staff to manage “the complexities of in-person instruction last year.” As we begin the new school year, he encourages us to remember what Jesus taught us – all things are possible and with God’s help we will persevere. Bishop Knestout invites you to join him in praying “for the continued success of our schools, for the steadfast endurance of our school leadership, and for the resilience of our parents.”

Superintendent, Kelly Lazzara, shares how schools spend the busy summer months preparing for the new school year. She expresses gratitude to our families for the sacrifices they make to provide a Catholic education for their child and for our students who are the “heart of our schools.”

Welcome Back to School! from Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Vimeo.


“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”  –  1 Chronicles 16:34

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