Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Annual ‘Battle of the Buildings’ Brings York Deanery Schools Together for Fun Competition

As part of Catholic Schools Week celebrations, York Catholic Middle and High School hosted its annual Battle of the Buildings event on a frigid January 20. Bishop Timothy Senior celebrated Holy Mass prior to the event that pits the local elementary school faculty against each other in a spirited competition that includes old-time games such as cup stacking, musical chairs, straw relays and others in which each school earns points for how they finish in each particular event.

There was full attendance in the high school gymnasium, with parents and students form the participating schools – St. Rosa of Lima in Thomasville, St. Joseph in York, Holy Trinity in York, St. John the Baptist in New Freedom and York Catholic. York Catholic principal Katie Doyle served as the master of ceremonies and Bishop Senior attended the event and delivered the opening welcome and prayer.

In his homily during the Mass, Bishop Senior told the faithful, “What a great gift Catholic education is, and it is about looking at things in the long run and to what is good, what allows us to grow. Here we are making disciples who will listen to the will of God.”

The Battle of the Buildings first began in 2015, and this year’s winner of the fun, but highly competitive event, was Holy Trinity School. In addition to the competition, the schools also partake in a food drive for the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry and the Southern York Food Pantry.

(Photos by Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness.)

By Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness

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