Learning from the chief teacher

Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm explains the design of his crosier to first and second graders Feb. 1 at St. Raphael School in Springfield. The bishop celebrated Mass, visited classrooms, and ate lunch with students at the school to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, which ran Jan. 29 through Feb. 4 this year. St. Raphael was one of eight Catholic schools in the diocese to receive a visit from the bishop during the week.
          (More Catholic schools coverage can be found on pages 8-9 of the Feb. 2017 Prairie Catholic).