State of the Schools Diocese of Jefferson City
We will be sharing information from the report each week on the bulletin, please keep watching for great details on the schools in our Diocese!
CENTERED IN FAITH
The faith-centered environment of our schools is at the heart of who we are and sets us apart from other educational institutions. Through a solid, religious curriculum integrated into all parts of our school day and a focus on service to others, our students gain a deep understanding of our Catholic faith and their role as disciples of Christ. Their relationship with Jesus — and with one another — grows through daily prayer, regular participation in the Mass, preparation for the Sacraments, service opportunities, spiritual retreats and more. There is no greater role our schools play than that of preparing the next generation of Catholic Christians for their roles in the Church and the world
THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH AN ANNUAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILD/ YOUTH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR 3RD, 8TH AND 11TH GRADES IN THE DIOCESE OF JEFFERSON CITY:
• 3RD GRADERS SCORED 5% ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE
• 8TH GRADERS SCORED 10% ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE
• 11TH GRADERS SCORED 10% ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE
THE POWER OF STEWARDSHIP
As we move into the second year of our Diocesan Stewardship Renewal, it is important to remember our Catholic school families have benefited from stewardship from the very beginning, when Bishop McAuliffe made the brave decision to move the Diocese of Jefferson City in that direction. For over 30 years, the parish elementary schools have been supported by the families of the parish, allowing parish parents to receive an exceptional, faith-based education for their children at little cost to the students’ family. Stewardship Renewal relies on all of us rejuvenating our commitment to support our parish communities (and, by extension, our schools) through our prayers, our participation and our giving. By making these commitments, we can ensure our schools stay strong and are able to serve our students and our Church for generations to come.
The four pillars of stewardship are: Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. These pillars invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Each baptized person is called to give of time, talent and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support your parish community.