While I have served as a parish DRE and catechist over the years and have dedicated a great deal of my efforts to supporting parish catechists, I am, myself, a product of Catholic schools, having attended St. Casimir grade school, St. Ignatius College Prep, and then Loyola University of Chicago. My wife Joanne attended the same grade school, the parish high school for girls at St. Casimir, and St. Xavier College (now University), and she has taught at Mother McAuley High School, Queen of Peace High School, and Marist High School, where she continues to serve as Director of Curriculum. Our son, Mike, attended St. Lawrence High School, and our daughter Amy attended Mother McAuley High School. So, it goes without saying that I also place great value on Catholic schools!
I am proud to team with Loyola Press to once again celebrate the good work that so many people are doing in Catholic education this Catholic Schools Week, January 28 through February 3, 2018. This year’s theme is “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” We are proud to partner with all Catholic school educators in the United States.
To mark the occasion, you can download a special prayer card for teachers in honor of Catholic Schools Week. Likewise, I hope you enjoy an article I wrote, “10 Ways for Catholic School Teachers to Reinforce Catholic Identity Outside of Religion Class.” May God continue to bless all of the efforts of those who are involved in Catholic education!
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