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Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the  Northeast Deanery
Federation of Catholic Schools

Federation Logo Gets New Look, 
New Ads Help Spread the Good News

 Celebrate Catholic Schools WeekYou may notice a slightly different look to the  Federation of Catholic Schools logo.  Thanks to graphic designer Diane Ressel, parishioner and school parent at Sacred Heart School and member of the Commission on Marketing and Advancement, we have freshened the look of the logo and applied it to some new advertising outlets.

As you drive down Lindbergh this month, you may notice some large posters located at bus stop shelters, advertising our upcoming Joint Open House on January 29th.  This, along with advertising in local newspapers and online, is designed to help increase the awareness of Catholic Education, and it’s availability and vitality, here in North County.  A sample of the ad is shown at the right.

Smaller posters (11 by 17”) are available for display throughout the community.  If you or someone you know owns a business that would be willing to display a poster to help promote our schools, please e-mail

    North County is unique and fortunate to have a full range of Catholic Education options including daycare, preschool, the eight elementary schools of the Federation, the Department of Special Education's Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, and Trinity Catholic High School, all within the boundaries of our Northeast Deanery. As always, word of mouth is the BEST way to spread the good news about our Catholic schools.  Please invite your neighbors, families, friends, and everyone to visit your parish school on January 29th.  Even if you do not have school aged children, you are most welcome to come and see for yourself how our schools are Alive in Christ!


Students and Families Focus on Life this Month

This month the students and faculty at our Catholic schools in North County will be focused in prayer and service toward protecting life.

St. Angela Merici's National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a "Birthright Collection" during the month of January.

The clothes and donations will be given to and distributed by the Birthright Organization.  The National Junior Honor Society has sent flyers home and decorated boxes with baby wrapping paper for each homeroom's donations.

 St. Angela students and teachers have also started praying for safety and for positive results of the "Right to Life" trip to Washington, D.C.  The school has a bus filled with students and parents  making the pilgrimage.

 St. Norbert has a monthly mission collection and in the month of January we collect for Pro-Life.  The collection will be given to the St. Norbert Pro-Life committee.  One of the weekly masses will have a Pro-Life theme and students will bring the donation up during the offertory.

At St. Rose Philippine Duchesne School, January dress down day funds will be going towards the Pro-Life  movement.  Teachers also discuss the topic with students throughout the month on an age-appropriate level. 

Archbishop Carlson Shares Vision for Catholic Identity of Schools in Article Series

The St. Louis Review recently published a series of articles written by Archbishop Robert Carlson on the essential marks of Catholic school identity.  The articles are available to read online:

As the Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery continues toward the goal "to enhance the Catholic identity, academic programs, activity programs, and special programs of the Catholic elementary schools in the Northeast Deanery," pastors, principals, teachers and parents will reflect on these essential marks of Catholic identity.  To contribute to the conversation, share your comments ideas in an e-mail to

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Archbishop Carlson's Mission Advancement Initiative for Catholic Schools

Alive! in ChristOn Thursday, February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation, Archbishop Carlson will promulgate Alive in Christ!—  the Mission Advancement Initiative for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Please turn to the patron saint for this initiative, Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, for intercession.  May this local saint who was a pioneer in education right here in our community provide inspiration and example for our leaders and educators.

Learn more about the Alive in Christ Mission Advancement Initiative

January Newsletter
The Federation of Catholic Schools wants to keep you informed of accomplishments as a result of our schools and parishes working together. Newsletters are published  monthly in each parish bulletin, and past issues are available to view on the Federation website.

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