Parents, teachers nurture students


By Anne Marie Amacher

Father Tony Herold, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Davenport, distributes Communion to students from All Saints Catholic School in Davenport. Catholic schools from Scott County celebrated Mass together at Assumption High School to mark Catholic Schools Week on Jan. 31.

DAVENPORT – Students from Scott County Catholic schools gathered to celebrate Mass with Bishop Martin Amos at Assumption High School on Jan. 31 as part of Catholic Schools Week.
Concelebrating the Mass were Fathers Rich Adam, Maynard Brothersen, Tony Herold, Tim Sheedy, Bill Wiegand and Msgrs. James Parizek and William Walter. Father Thom Hennen served as master of ceremonies.
During his homily, Bishop Amos referred to a Latin phrase about teachers, saying “They act in loco parentis – in place of parents.” When at school, the teachers take the role of the parents in nurturing and teaching the students.

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