Greetings my dear friends,
This coming week is the observance of National Catholic Schools Week, January 29 thru February 4, 2017. The theme for this year’s observance is: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
In the bulletin from the Diocese of Salina, Bishop Weisenburger wrote, “The theme encompasses several concepts that are at the heart of a Catholic education. First, schools are communities-small families in their own right, but also members of the larger community of home, church, city and nation. Faith, knowledge and service are three measures by which any Catholic school can and should be judged. Catholic Schools Week is a celebration of all the elements of our school that make it such a great place for students, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and the entire parish community.”
Along with Catholic Schools, I also like to include our Religious Education Programs, because both entities work to pass on the faith to our young people. I am grateful for our coordinators and catechists who give of their time and talent to teach and pass on the faith to our young people. I also want to thank our parents and the example they provide for we know they are the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith.
Let us pray for all involved in our Religious Education programs and our Catholic Schools. These are important ministries for the Church because our young people are not only the church of tomorrow, but they are the church of today.