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Catholic schools’ 2017 roll call: Diocesan schools adding ‘recruitment and retention’ efforts to strong ‘faith and academics’ mission

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The number of students enrolled in Catholic schools declined by 285 from last year, according to the diocesan schools office, and while that is a cause for concern, the superintendent and several principals said the figures are only part of Catholic education.

The numbers are recorded annually using the enrollment as of Sept. 30. This year, 9,799 children are enrolled in Catholic education — including parish early education programs — compared with 10,084 in 2016-17.

Most of the schools are within a few students of last year’s numbers, while some have seen significant drops. A number of schools have seen increases. Read more »

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Providing ‘good care and a good education’ with a little help from Share in the Spirit

September 15th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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When Eric Eyong and his wife Myra considered a school for their children, he knew where he wanted them to be: in a Catholic school.

He knew the values Catholic education provide since he attended a Catholic boarding school while growing up in Cameroon, on Africa’s Atlantic coast. He likes the Christian values that are instilled by the Catholic Schools. And as a former public school teacher in the Chicago area, he appreciates the discipline Catholic schools provide, something he determined is especially lacking in public schools. Read more »

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Help families provide the gift of Catholic education

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Dear Friends,

 

With the start of another school year, our thoughts quite naturally turn toward our Catholic youth and the hope they provide for the future of our Church and society.

Through the years, Catholic school education has endured as an instrument of evangelization, transmitting the treasure of our faith and values to new generations. The Catholic school experience not only arms our children for the challenges they will face as adults, it prepares them to become intellectual and moral leaders in our society. Read more »

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Share in the Spirit collection helps parents send their children to Catholic schools

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Cara Carter had hoped to send her son Conor to a Catholic school, but had resigned herself to the fact that her family could not afford it.

The day she stood with Conor outside Wilmington’s Highland School, ready to enroll him there for kindergarten, she felt a tug across the street toward St. Ann Church and School. Read more »

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Support Catholic education through Share in the Spirit

September 19th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

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Dear Friends,

 

Catholic education is one of the greatest instruments we have available to evangelize and to pass on the treasures of our faith. Through our Catholic schools we reach not only the children who seek excellence in education, faith and morals, but also their parents, family and friends who see firsthand those values each day.

The importance of having our children begin their day with prayer, freely talk about faith in God and incorporate essential moral values into their daily lives cannot be underestimated. The Catholic school experience not only prepares our children for challenges they will face as adults, it also prepares them to become intellectual and honorable leaders of our next generation.

It is, however, unfortunate that we are unable to provide a Catholic education to every child who desires one. The cost of education is increasing and the resources of many of our families have been stretched to the limit.

On Sept. 27 and 28, the diocese will conduct its annual Share in the Spirit collection. Monies drawn from the diocesan Vision for the Future Education Trust and raised through the Share in the Spirit collection enable the diocese to make Catholic education affordable to many families who desire it, regardless of their economic circumstances. This year $605,500 in tuition assistance will be allocated to 317 students. While this support is significant, there were nearly 500 other students whose families qualified for aid but who will go unassisted because of limited resources.

By supporting the Share in the Spirit collection you will not only help to pass on the gift of a Catholic education to the children who seek it, but you will also be making a valuable investment in the future of our Church.

May God bless you for all that you do in his name.

 

Sincerely yours in Our Lord,

 

 

Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly

Bishop of Wilmington

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