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Lighting the Way: A Vision for Catholic Schools

Eighteen Months of Success!
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

          As you are aware, Pope Benedict XVI has called for a “Year of Faith” beginning this October. During this year, all people are called to engage in a “more complete conversion to God” and to boldly proclaim the Gospel to all nations. Pope Benedict has asked us to reflect deeply on our own faith, and ensure that our actions, thoughts, and prayers reflect the loving teachings of Christ and his Holy Church.

          It is in the spirit of this New Evangelization that I present this Vision for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Catholic schools are a top priority for the Archdiocese. Since its inception in 1821, they have excelled in preparing young men and women to faithfully serve Christ and one another in an increasingly troubled world. This Vision represents a renewal of support, advocacy, and prayer for our Catholic schools, which have long carried a well-deserved reputation of engaging, faith-based teaching.

          Catholic schools are vital to our evangelizing ministry and the future of our Church. I respectfully ask the faithful of our Archdiocese to become familiar with the various new directions addressed by the Vision. I also ask for your support in helping ensure that our schools continue to thrive, and that we achieve our mission to provide a high quality, sustainable, authentically Catholic education to all who wish to come. Most importantly, I ask for your prayers in the future success of our Catholic schools.

          With the grace of God, and with the faith and conviction of the faithful of the Archdiocese, I know our Vision will succeed. May God continue to bless our Catholic schools, and grant them a bright and vibrant future.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Executive Summary          Vision Report.

Catholic Schools Office Vision

The Catholic School Office, driven passionately by faith in Christ and our deep belief in the Catholic school, will serve the Catholic school community as we share faith, lead, challenge, and provide resources for the education of children.


Evangelization & Catechesis Vision

We, the Staff of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, advocate for the essential role of catechetical ministry in the evangelizing mission of the Church. We serve parish and school leaders by providing formation, direction skill development and resources that promote effective lifelong catechesis.