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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."

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Dedication ceremony with school children to receive commemorative print of St. Louis, Cathedral Basilica

Archbishop Carlson's homily begins at 23:30


"We are all called to be instruments of peace!"

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

St. Joseph Catholic School in Manchester began the school year with excitement and the promise of new adventures, meeting old and new friends and learning new things.

And yet, they are saddened that the Ferguson, MO community is suffering through a very difficult time.

In Archbishop Robert J. Carlson’s August 18 letter he said, “We are all called to be instruments of peace through our words and actions.”

Classes at St. Joseph are praying a decade of the rosary for peace throughout each day, praying the Prayer of St. Francis daily, and offering special intentions during their school Masses.

They join Archbishop Carlson, along with the St. Louis Archdiocese in praying to Mary and her son, Jesus, "for peace and justice in our community." —Amen!!

Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Webster Groves began the year with a celebration honoring our city’s namesake and patron.

Students, (left) faculty and staff brought in boxes of cake mix, frosting, party plates, napkins, and party favors to be donated to Webster Rock Hill Ministry.

In addition, 250 canned goods were donated.


2014 Cardinal Raymond L. Burke Excellence in Teaching Awards

Front row, left to right--Mary Okenfuss, Linda Morris, Jennifer Young, Archbishop Carlson, Teresa Killian, Kate Black; back row, left to right--Connie Holbrook, Melissa Liszewski, Kathy Reid, Nicole Wibbenmeyer, Beth Lappe

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson presented eleven educators with the Cardinal Raymond L. Burke Excellence in Teaching Award at a special ceremony in their honor on May 6 at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury.

Each educator was requried to demonstrate, in writing, as well as with artifact evidence that their implementation of "best practice" instruction, as desribed in the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Seconcary Schools, is consistent and pervasive in their classrooms every day.

One benchmark (7.3) describes "curriculum and instruction for 21st century learning that prepares students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to become creative, reflective, literate, critical and moral evaluators, problem solvers, decision makers, and socially responsible global citizens. Another (7.4) addresses practical use of current technology. Another relates to the engagement and motivation of all students, "addressing the diverse needs and capabilities of each student, while accommodating students with special needs as fully as possible." (7.6)

Benchmark 7.5 provides for instruction that is designed to intentioanlly address affective dimensiions of learning, and 8.3 requires that a variety of assessments, including formative, summative, authentic performance, and student self-assessment be implemented.

Superintendent Mr. George Henry observed that these eleven educators represent some of the "best of the best" of the thousands of outstanding teachers in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Each teacher received a framed certificate and a $500 stipend to be used at her discretion.

This year's Cardinal Raymond L. Burke Teachers of Excellence include:


Ms. Kate Black--St. Ambrose Catholic School, City of St. Louis

Mrs. Teresa Killian--St. Justin Martyr Catholic School, Sunset Hills

 Ms. Melissa Liszewski--Sacred Heart Catholic School, Troy

 Ms. Linda Morris--St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School, City of Saint Louis

 Mrs. Kathy Reid--St. Ann Catholic School, Normandy

Ms. Susan Rueter--Sacred Heart Catholic School, Valley Park

Ms. Nicole Wibbenmeyer--St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Perryville

 Ms. Jennifer Young--St. Gerard Majella Catholic School, Kirkwood


Mrs. Connie Holbrook--Annunziata Catholic School, Ladue


Ms. Beth Lappe--Trinity Catholic High School, St. Louis

 Ms. Mary Okenfuss--Valle Catholic High School, Ste. Genevieve 



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