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Vision and Mission | Catholic Education of Wilcannia Forbes
Vision and Mission

Statement of Faith for Catholic Schools
Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

 

 

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor’

 
                Lk 4:18; based on Isa 61:1

 

 

Faith, Learning and Transformation in Jesus Christ

 

 

 

Statement of Faith


Our schools are communities of faith, learning and transformation 
founded upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life,
where the gospel is proclaimed and lived 
within the communion and the rich Tradition
of the Catholic Church.

 

 

We are the people of western NSW
Called to the mission of Jesus in Western NSW, and with respect for the traditional ancestors of this land and the generations that have gone before us, Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes continue to provide excellent opportunities for the education of our children. Though separated by distance, our parish schools are connected through our Catholic faith and by the deep appreciation of the beauty of the natural environment that surrounds us.

We are partners in learning
In active partnership with parents, our parish schools offer quality teaching and learning, which enables the education of the whole person. It is in this partnership that our schools are called to a strengthening of their Catholic identity by a renewed evangelisation through God’s grace and the work of the Holy Spirit. In this way we are drawn into a deeper and more intimate relationship with God, and so participate more sensitively in the mission of Jesus Christ.

We engage with the challenges of today
Given the moral and ethical contradictions in our world today, and the apparent loss of traditional family structures and parish connections, we hold fast to the message of faith, a gift from God, that provides the foundation for Catholic education. Linked in mission and purpose, Catholic schools in our parishes are resilient in spirit. Forming authentic communities of faith, they find their justification, inspiration and measure in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

We are Communio
Our parish schools are committed to a communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ, for he alone can lead us to the love of the Father, in the Holy Spirit. In essence, our schools are part of our parish Eucharistic communities which educate in communion with the whole Church. They are places of prayer, prophetic imagination and zeal, justice, Christian witness, discipleship, hope and love.