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(L-r) St. Peter Claver Regional School pre-K students Fabian and Favian Murry and Charlie Moncayo and kindergartener Samuel Lian take pride in their heritages from Kenya, Mexico and Burma, respectively. The Decatur school hosted its first multicultural celebration Oct. 21 with Mass and a sampling of international cuisine.


St. Peter Claver School celebrates students’ heritages

Published October 29, 2015

DECATUR—On Wednesday, Oct. 21, St. Peter Claver Regional School hosted its first multicultural, multilingual Mass celebrated by Bishop Luis R. Zarama, assisted by Deacon Peter Swan.

Students and guests later participated in a cultural culinary experience by sampling foods from around the globe. Students at St. Peter Claver boast of family roots on the continents of Asia (Burma and Thailand), Africa (Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Cameroon), South America (Colombia), the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Cuba, as well as various parts of Mexico and the United States.

Jessica Puricelli, a teacher at St. Peter Claver affiliated with Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, organized this special celebration.

“Like the Catholic Church, our school embodies an intersection of many beautiful cultures under a common belief in Jesus Christ and in the value of education,” said Puricelli.