Living Our Faith

The Living Our Faith section highlights Catholics and Catholic organizations who are living the Catholic faith in their daily lives through their prayer, works, and generous service to the community.

Members of the Board of Catholic Education

Board of Catholic Education

Sister Cathy Doherty, SSND, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fred Entrikin III, Mary Queen of Peace

Father Robert Evans, Our Lady of the Presentation

Peggy Henderson, St. Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist

Lynne Lang, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Msgr. Gregory Mikesch, St. Alban Roe

Father Carl Scheble, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

John Schwob, Sacred Heart (Valley Park)

Kathy Sedlacek, St. Ann (Normandy)

Father John Seper, Assumption (Mattese)

Kevin Short, St. Roch

Showtimes of "Mission To Educate" HEC-TV documentary about Catholic education in the archdiocese

The one-hour documentary, "Mission To Educate -- A Faithful Past, A Faith-Filled Future," will air on HEC-TV.

Programs will be aired:

1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31

1 p.m. Sundays in February

7 p.m. Mondays in February

HEC-TV is on Channel 26 for Charter Cable customers and on Channel 99, with HEC-TV option, for AT & T U-Verse customers.

When "Mission To Educate" is being aired on HEC-TV, it will be simultaneously shown online at hectv.org.

Conway brings stewardship experience to schools' task

Daniel Conway, who was recently appointed consultant to the archbishop for mission advancement, has more than 30 years of stewardship experience that he will apply toward his primary focus -- raising funds for Catholic schools.

Conway, whose appointment was announced by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson last month, spearheaded chief stewardship and development at St. Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary, the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Archdiocese of Chicago, working on strategic planning, communications, stewardship education and development.

Catholic Education Office announces Catholic Schools Week 2010 Essay Contest winners

The Catholic Education Office sponsored a Catholic Schools Week 2010 Essay Contest, inviting students to write on the theme "Catholic Schools -- the Good News in Education." Each school could submit one entry in each of four categories: primary grades (a drawing with caption or 25-word essay), intermediate, middle school and high school.

The winning essays will be posted on the Catholic Education Office web pages of the archdiocesan website, archstl.org/education, on the elementary, secondary and special education web pages.

Essay contest winners are:

Board of Catholic Education completes streamlining

The archdiocesan Board of Catholic Education has been streamlined and reorganized from 24 members meeting monthly to 15 members meeting every other month.

The change, explained superintendent of Catholic education George Henry, was suggested by the board itself.

"Evaluations showed that the board was not being as effective as it could be to meet the major issues facing Catholic education," Henry said. "The board itself and I, through its reassessment, recommended reducing the size of the board, making it more workable."

Pilot program aimed at improving reading skills shows promise at St. Joan of Arc School in South St. Louis

Third-grade students at St. Joan of Arc School in South St. Louis were assisted recently by their teacher, Georgann Buchanan, in using Reading Plus, an individualized online or software program to improve reading skills.

A supplementary reading program at St. Joan of Arc School in South St. Louis is showing promising results.

The school is in a pilot program for Reading Plus, a software or Internet-based program for reading improvement and assessment which helps struggling readers as well as average and advanced readers become even more proficient.

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