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The Catholic Education Office is called to be a faith community committed to the educational mission of the church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We offer leadership and service in the ministry of total Catholic education. In collaboration with others engaged in this mission, we articulate a shared vision of Catholic education and teach the message of Jesus Christ as we follow his call to "Go make  disciples of all nations."

Latest News

St. Mary's High School betters the block

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

The young men of St. Mary’s High School Campus Ministry helped out with the Dutchtown Better Block Project on Saturday, September 20.

Two groups assisted by sorting and arranging books, decorating and lighting the interior of the Pop-Up Bookstore, and painting the exterior of a building at the intersection of Virginia and Itaska Streets.

In the 4700 block of Virginia, students prepared beds, planted native flowers, cut and raked grass from several open lots after clearing trash and debris. The Better Block Project works with small businesses in the community to enhance the beauty and safety of the neighborhood, and to promote growth--including growth of St. Mary's High School!

Special Needs Mass to be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi

You are cordially invited!
Please join us as we rejoice and embrace children and adults
with special needs, along with their caregivers and families!

Sunday, October 5, 2014
St. Clare of Assisi Parish
15462 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO  63011


Light reception following Mass
Come and visit with "old friends,"  and make new ones!

For more information, please contact Mary Jinkerson at 636.394.4139

Three Catholic High Schools Receive Cardinal Newman Society's "2014 School of Excellence" Award

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Three Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis -- St. Vincent Catholic High School in Perryville,
St. Pius X Catholic High School in Festus, and St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood -- have been named to the Catholic Education High School Honor Roll as 2014 Schools of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society.

Less than five percent of Catholic high schools in the United States receive this award and St. Vincent, St. Pius X, and St. John Vianney are three of only four Missouri Catholic high schools being honored this year.

Patrick Reilly, President of the Cardinal Newman Society says, “Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll of Schools of Excellence has been a helpful tool for administrators, families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school education. The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”

Upon learning the news, Dr. Kurt Nelson, Superintendent of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis said, “It is an honor to have three schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis recognized as national models of effective Catholic education. Parents and students have known for a long time that St. Vincent High School, St. Pius X High School and St. John Vianney High School are high-quality schools that help students deepen their faith and sharpen their minds. We congratulate our faculty and school leaders on their outstanding work and are excited that the rest of the country now knows what a treasure these Catholic schools are.”

Reminder! High School Nights resume tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 16 at Notre Dame High School. For a complete list of High School Nights, visit

Open House Sunday is November 2. Visit for times and locations!













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