NORWICH – The Holy Family School is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this weekend.
“In 1922 a Parish had a vision to create a Catholic school for the community,” said Celebration Coordinating Co-chair Linda Callea.
The Centennial Weekend begins Friday with an all school Mass and concludes on Saturday evening with a Mass by Bishop Douglas J. Lucia followed by an outdoor celebration.
The bishop will be at 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday at St. Paul’s Church.
Other events include: a celebratory golf tournament at Canasawacta Country Club; a family celebration for alumni, teachers, staff and current school families; and a cocktail event to commemorate the remarkable milestone with a tour of the newly renovated gymnasium.
2022 marks the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of Holy Family School, which was first known as Saint Paul's School when it was founded in 1922, with the first building opening on Sept 20.
Holy Family has been working on a litany of upgrades this year, including their gymnasium and the school is hopeful to add in some other small projects around the rest of the building as well.
The original facility was located on the corner of North Broad and Mitchell Streets in downtown Norwich. In September of 1954, a new school building was built at 17 Prospect Street, thanks to a building campaign that raised $200,000 for construction.
The building still stands today, and in January of 1990 it was rededicated as Holy Family School by Bishop James T. O'Keefe.
Currently, the school offers pre-school through sixth grade instruction and has more than 100 students.