As we observe National Catholic Schools Week, I want to thank you for everything you have done to aid our schools in their mission to instill Catholic faith and morals in our students. Within community, our schools prepare students spiritually, academically and physically to proclaim and live out the Good News in preparation for eternal life.
We are lucky to be able to give students within our diocese a place to learn, pray and grow in a Catholic environment. This would not be possible without the generous support of people like you, the members of our diocese. When you support our schools, you invest in the future of all of our students and in the Catholic Church.
This week’s theme — “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” — focuses on the core of Catholic education. Schools are not only communities themselves, they are also part of larger communities, including the Diocese of Superior. As a diocese, we support our schools through prayer and resources, and the schools, in turn, collaborate with families to develop our children into future church leaders and citizens. The theme also highlights key elements of Catholic education: faith development, academic excellence and dedication to service. These elements are what set Catholic schools apart from other educational options.
Our Catholic schools are part of our future as a church and a nation. May God bless them and all who contribute to the important work they do on behalf of the children of our parishes.
Peggy M. Schoenfuss
Superintendent of Schools