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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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Flat Louie joins Catholic Schools Week 2014 celebrations

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School STUCO officers, Matt M. and Anna M. (below, with an image of "Flat Louie" and a statue of their patron, St. Francis) represented their school at the annual Catholic Schools Week Eighth Grade Region Mass hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Friday, January 31.

The Mass was attended by nearly 400 eighth grade students from the Catholic elementary schools of Region 5—Assumption—Mattese, Holy Cross Academy, Queen of All Saints,
St. Catherine Laboure,
St. Dominic Savio, St. Justin Martyr, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. Mark and St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Schools.

The Catholic Schools Week Mass was celebrated with Bishop Edward Rice.

("Flat Louie," represents Saint Louis the King to students in Catholic schools during this 250th Anniversary Year of the City of St. Louis.)

 At St. Joseph Catholic School in Imperial, the students said, “Let's Tackle Hunger!” during Catholic Schools Week, and so the student council sponsored a canned food drive that raised 1,100 cans of food for the parish food pantry!

As students brought in their donations, they placed them under the sign of the Super Bowl Team they thought would win. 

St. Joseph School chose Denver!

Food Pantry Wins!!!

Musician Adam Bitter visits St. Simon School and meets Flat Louie

By Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Catholic Schools Week is a time of celebration for all Catholic schools, both locally and nationally!

Here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we celebrate around a unifying theme--Alive in Christ--that embodies our Catholic identity, our academic excellence and our commitment to Christian service to the community, both local and global.

This week, each Catholic school celebrated in its own way, with its own traditions or new, exciting events.

For example, St. Simon Catholic School kicked off Catholic Schools Week on Monday morning, January 27, with a very special concert for the students. 

The guest of honor was St. Louis' own praise and worship musician, Adam Bitter, who took the time to give Flat Louie a “high five.” 

Flat Louie is becoming a bit of a "rock star" himself these days. To get to know him better and how he is helping us join in the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the City of St. Louis, AND of our patron, St. Louis the King, visit

To read more about Catholic schools and Catholic Schools Week, read The e-Vangelizer at To subscribe, write

The Seventh Annual Archdiocesan Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award is presented annually to high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to service to humanity through their attitude and their work in the broader community. These students have made justice a central part of their lives and have committed themselves “to the noble struggle for equal rights.”

Model of Justice Awards were presented at a reception in Boland Hall following the annual Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the Basilica of St. Louis.

“It will give you a rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow person. Make a career of humanity.” --Martin Luther King, Jr.

2014 School Honorees

Anthony Domijan—Bishop DuBourg High School
Jacqueline Cox—Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School
Yuxuan Ye—Chaminade College Preparatory High School
Johnathan Salter—DeSmet Jesuit High School
Mary Tollefson—Duchesne High School (St. Charles)
Tori Hairston—Incarnate Word Academy
Weston Frankow—John F. Kennedy Catholic High School
Beatrice Connaghan—Nerinx Hall
Mary Weber—Notre Dame High School
Priscilla Rivera—Rosati-Kain High School
Kylee Lowes—St. Dominic High School
Jack Lyons—St. John Vianney High School
Clare Hannick—St. Joseph’s Academy
Antonio L. Petralia—St. Louis Priory School
Gabriel Miller—St. Louis University High School
Kevin Le—St. Mary’s High School
Cayla Thurman--Trinity Catholic High School
Morgan Hartenstein—Ursuline Academy
Nikki Buckles—Villa Duchesne
Madeline Menzenwerth—Visitation Academy

2014 Parish Honorees

Nicholas Yochum—All Saints (St. Peters)
Alexis Bajardi—Assumption (O’Fallon)
Mariajose Ortiz—Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Arnold)
Andre Sablan/Bernaugh—Our Lady of Guadalupe
Robert Caldwell—St. Alphonsus Ligouri “Rock”
Anne Luckey—St. Catherine Laboure
Naomi Carranza—St. Cecilia
Alexandria Thomas—St. Luke the Evangelist
Kyle Decker—St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Nile Trice—St. Matthew the Apostle
George Malinee—St. Patrick (Wentzville)
Maria Remolina—St. Robert Bellarmine


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