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Catholic Schools Week 2015: A Litany of Gratitude

To Teach as Jesus Did:

Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

January 26, 2015





Catholic Schools Week 2015:  A Litany of Gratitude


As the Catholic educational community of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, we give thanks to God during this Catholic Schools Week for all the blessings of this privileged ministry to which we have been called.  In particular, we are grateful:


  • For the 32,000 students in our 114 Catholic schools who have come from a broad diversity of backgrounds, with an equally wide range of abilities and desires for intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional growth. 
  • For the leaders of our Catholic schools—principals, presidents, and pastors—who, through their professionalism, imagination, and courage, are committed to integrating faith-based values into every aspect of school life. 
  • For the 2,800 teachers and staff members in our schools who are passionate about their vocation as Catholic school educators and who transform their learning places daily with their faith, energy, and attention to the needs of every student.
  • For parents who entrust their precious children to our care, understanding and appreciating that we, as Catholic educators, are their partners in preparing their children to become successful, lifelong learners and forming them in the way of holiness. 
  • For pastors, parish leaders, and parishioners who believe deeply in the value of Catholic education and make significant sacrifices to ensure that this treasure of the Church will be sustainable into the future.
  • For our colleagues at Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Marian University, Marquette University, and Mount Mary University, who, through the contribution of their time, expertise, and other resources, provide invaluable guidance and support for K-16 Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
  • For our many educational, professional, and business partners—local, state-wide, and national—who strengthen Catholic education through legal, policy, technical, and financial support.
  • For archdiocesan Central Office directors and staff members, treasured colleagues and friends, who assist us daily in our service outreach to parishes and schools.
  • For Archbishop Jerome Listecki whose vision for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee includes new models for schools that will ensure their long-term accessibility, affordability, and vitality. 
  • For our call to be Catholic educators and participate in the teaching mission of the Church 

               by instructing students in the faith

                     and cultivating Catholic school communities

                              that overflow with prayer, service, and love for another.     


A blessed and happy Catholic Schools Week to all!


Kathleen A. Cepelka, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Catholic Schools

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