Catholic Education: St. Joseph School
There is No Substitute
There may be alternatives, but no substitute for a good solid Catholic education! The challenges our young people face today cry out for some force to make sense of a very troubled world. The only one to make sense and guide us through our lives is Jesus Christ. All of us, but especially our young students, are confronted with a world culture of growing disbelief. This decline of religion and disbelief will certainly become an important and negative factor when it comes to the world our youngest citizens will create.
Although our young people are good-willed and have a generous spirit of service, they will need Christian ideals to lead and guide them in the ways of faith, charity, moral principles, justice, the dignity of every human person, and true Christian service.
The challenges they are going to face, I am afraid to say, are probably beyond our present imagination. Moving beyond the high school diploma onto the collegiate, military, professional, or entry into the daily work force level lie some serious decisions they are going have to make.
Catholic education is at the heart of every parish and particularly here at St. Joseph’s. It is truly a valuable tool for evangelization and the new evangelization which the Holy Fathers, since Pope Saint John Paul II, have called us. This responsibility grows more serious as we notice the constant and rapid transformation the world is undergoing.
Many students are taught (directly or indirectly) that faith and science contradict each other. Since faith is unable to offer scientific or intellectual proof, it is considered make-believe or imaginary. That’s not true here at our school or PSR programs.