Today we take a brief look at the four underlying beliefs or assumptions that should inform the culture of our Catholic schools: the Trinity, Incarnation, Paschal Mystery, and the Eucharist.
Catholicity: the character of being in conformity with the Catholic Church (Merriam-Webster)
Catholic Identity: from the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools:
rooted in Gospel values, centered on the Eucharist, and committed to faith formation, academic excellence and service
rigorous academic program for religious studies and catechesis in the Catholic faith, set within a total academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture, and life
opportunities outside the classroom for student faith formation, participation in liturgical and communal prayer, and action in service of social justice
adult faith formation and action in service of social justice
Next week we will focus on a more in-depth look at the Trinity and how it should inform the culture of our Catholic schools. Stay tuned!