The Office of School Ministry, in particular, is concerned with the Catholic identity of our school. The School Minister and his staff attempts to create an atmosphere in which students and staff can grow deeper in their relationship with the Lord. The School Minister works with the students and faculty, providing spiritual guidance and counsel, and preparing the many liturgical celebrations throughout the year. The Student Ministry Team works with the School Minister by carrying out various tasks in the office. Students who wish to join the Ministry Team please notify Mr. Barr.
In their Pastoral Letter, “To Teach as Jesus Did,” the bishops of the United States have stated:
The Catholic School strives to relate all human culture eventually to the news of salvation, so that the life of faith will illuminate the knowledge which students gradually gain of the world, of life, and of mankind. Here, therefore, students are instructed in human knowledge and skills, valued indeed for their own worth but seen simultaneously as deriving their most profound significance from God’s plan for His creation.
Here, too, instruction in religious truth and values is an integral part of the school program. It is not one more subject alongside the rest, but instead is perceived and functions as the underlying reality in which the student’s experiences of learning and living achieve their coherence and their deepest meaning.