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Merrimack Valley

January 26, 2013

Catholic Schools Week set to begin tomorrow


Out of the 493 students enrolled at Lawrence Catholic Academy, 80 percent come from Lawrence as well as Methuen, Andover, North Andover, Amesbury, Haverhill as well as Salem, Derry, Atkinson, Danville and as far as Brentwood, N.H.

In addition to science, computer and math, the school offers extra curricular activities including science club, game club, Go Green club and homework help. The school has a partnership with Merrimack College students who work with the science classes and the after-school program. Students from Notre Dame High School assist administrators and teachers in various capacities to complete their work-study program.

Lawrence Catholic Academy is overseen by a 14-member board of trustees, which monitors grades, student retention and the school’s financial stability.

Licciardi said the board will work to increase the enrollment and update the school which opened in 1906 by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. The school has five religious women on its staff.

Other local schools in the area are St. Michael in North Andover; St. Augustine, Andover; Notre Dame High School in Lawrence; St. Monica in Methuen; St. Joseph of All Saints Parish in Haverhill; Sacred Hearts in Bradford. St. Joseph Regional in Salem; St. Patrick, Pelham; St. Thomas Aquinas, Derry.

Church listings

Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover: The James Thompson Brass Quintet performs a brass and organ concert Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Barbara Bruns plays the C.B. Fisk organ. Suggested donation is $15 for adults; $10 children and senior citizens.

Congregation Beth Israel, 501 S. Main St., Andover: Fifth and sixth graders lead Torah services Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

Corpus Christ at Holy Rosary, 35 Essex St., Lawrence: Anointing of the sick is today following the 4 p.m. Mass. The parish hosts “Why Catholic?” — a program focusing on the first of two parts of the Creed, Feb. 4 and every Monday at 1 p.m. and Feb. 5 and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Workbooks cost $14.

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