The Mission of Good Shepherd Catholic School is to model and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We commit ourselves to empowering a faith-filled community of students in grades Pre-K through 8 that educates and nurtures the whole person. We strive to develop a sense of justice and responsibility to our local and world community. We teach our children to "love God and your neighbor as yourself.
Molly is our new student of the week. She is in the pre-k and her and her 4 brothers, Alex, Vincent, Connor, and Anthony, are new to our school this year. Molly's favorite color is pink and her favorite food is grilled cheese sandwiches. She likes to dance and her favorite memory from school this year was when she was a chicken in the Christmas program.
Our 4th and 5th grade prayer service told us the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Jesus told his disciples to go and do the same for others.
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Virtue of the Month
During April we focus our attention on the virtue of justice. In A Pastoral Reflection on Lay Discipleship for Justice in a New Millennium (USCCB, 1998), we are reminded that “Catholicism does not call us to abandon the world, but to help shape it. This does not mean leaving worldly tasks and responsibilities, but transforming them. Catholics are everywhere in this society. We are corporate executives and migrant farm workers, senators and welfare recipients, university presidents and day care workers, tradesmen and farmers, office and factory workers, union leaders and small business owners. Our entire community of faith must help Catholics to be instruments of God's grace and creative power in business and politics, factories and offices, in homes and schools and in all the events of daily life. Social justice and the common good are built up or torn down day by day in the countless decisions and choices we make. This vocation to pursue justice is not simply an individual task -- it is a call to work with others to humanize and shape the institutions that touch so many people. The lay vocation for justice cannot be carried forward alone, but only as members of a community called to be the "leaven" of the Gospel.”