Bishops Write and Speak about the Value of Catholic Schools
Happy Catholic Schools Week! We take time this week to celebrate the gift of Catholic education and to spread the word about the value of Catholic schools.
Several bishops have already begun their celebration of Catholic Schools Week by publishing their thoughts on Catholic education.
Parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. Catholic schools support parents in this role #CatholicSchoolsWeek
— Eamon Martin (@ArchbishopEamon) January 26, 2014
…we see that we are greatly blessed with a well-developed education system poised and ready to serve our families and greater community well into this new Christian millennium, thanks especially to dedicated teachers, parents, administrators, benefactors and volunteers. To all of you I say: Thank you!
I call on all of you who were given the great gift of Catholic education to contact your alma mater or another Catholic school to offer in gratitude for your Catholic education the support of your treasure, time and talent. I ask that each of us do what we can to encourage and support those who want a Catholic education but cannot afford it. Finally, I challenge all of us to get more vocal with our public officials and press them about aid to our Catholic Schools.
I invite all Catholic families to think about the benefits of a Catholic school education for your children. Catholic schools not only present families and the Church a powerful opportunity for evangelization, but they are also effective in their mission of educating the whole person and have been consistent in producing successful graduates for over 150 years – students with higher academic achievement and a greater likelihood of practicing their faith, participating in
ministry, being civically engaged, giving generously, performing service, earning higher wages, and considering an ordained or religious vocation.
Bishop George J. Lucas:
Bishop Donal McKeown: