Presentation on theme: "Annual Review of Catholic Education in the Parish 2010 To communicate to the people of the parish around a key mission of the parish: education and religious."— Presentation transcript:
Annual Review of Catholic Education in the Parish 2010 To communicate to the people of the parish around a key mission of the parish: education and religious formation of all the people-- especially educating the elementary school-aged children of the parish To educate the parish community in the need to identify resources and provide them in an efficient and effective manner for the religious education and formation of all the people-- especially the parish elementary school- aged children.
Church Documents Education is in a very special way, the concern of the Church. Catholic Education has the duty of proclaiming the way of salvation to all, of revealing the life of Christ to those who believe and of assisting them with unremitting care so that they may attain the fullness of that life. Vatican Council II ~ Gravissimum Educationis
Characteristics Found in Vital Parishes The proclamation of the Word of God is foundational to the Church’s mission. All persons need to have the Good News of Jesus Christ preached and presented in an effective and persuasive manner, so that they may grow in the gift of faith. In addition, the clear teaching of the Catholic Church based upon the Word of God needs to be presented in various ways within the parish community. (CFVP, 16)
Education/Faith Formation Mission of Saint Cecilia Parish Since the opening of Saint Cecilia School in September 1925, the School Community has been committed to the mission of Catholic education by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to all students and by preparing students for the reception of the sacraments. A dedicated faculty and staff, under the leadership of the Sisters, of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, work zealously to provide a strong Catholic identity, as well as a challenging academic environment that nurtures the religious, educational, physical, social, and emotional growth of the 21 st century learners, preparing to be contributing members of the global community, The collaboration of parents and teachers as partners in the faith formation of the children is vital to the accomplishment of the mission of Catholic education. Parents are invited to take an active role in the religious education and sacramental preparation of their children. A vibrant Home and School Association invites parental support in the programs and activities of the school community.
Part I - Participation in Sacramental Preparation PreparationPrimary ProgramsTarget Pre-CanaYoung adults Pre-JordanParents/Sponsors ReconciliationParent program First EucharistParent program ConfirmationParent program Number In Our Parish Programs __ 0___(couples) __60___ _ 70____ __70__ __80
Part II – Elementary School Age Parishioners - How Many Are There in our Parish This Year? 1. Total Parish Elementary School Aged Children 952 2. In Parish School 675 3. In Other Catholic School 7 4. In Public or Non Catholic Private School 270 – Receiving Religious Education: 5. In PREP Program 136 6. In Home school setting 2 7. Receiving no Catholic Education 139
Children Enrolled in the Parish School Located at This Parish 1.Parish Children enrolled 604 2.Other Catholic Children enrolled18 3. Non Catholic Children enrolled 53
Future Elementary School Age Parishioners Year of Birth Infants Baptized in Parish 2005 97 2006 125 2007 114 2008 115 2009 101
Standards for Quality Catholic Elementary Schools Strong Catholic Identity Principal and Faculty who are practicing Catholics with religion and state certification Middle States accredited Adequate facilities to provide a quality program –Religion instruction (5 days) –Mathematics –Honors Math –Integrated Language Arts –Social Studies –Science –Fine Arts (Music and Art) –Physical Education –Technology **Integration of Religion and Technology across all curriculum areas Our School Saint Cecilia School maintains a strong Catholic identity through visible signs, symbols, and religious practices. The Principal and Faculty are practicing Catholics who are conscientious in updating their religion and state certification. Saint Cecilia School holds Middle States Accreditation and is currently completing the Sixth- Year report. Three well-maintained buildings provide twenty- nine spacious classrooms for a quality educational program. - Daily religion classes enable students to develop a deeper understanding of their faith. - The current mathematics curriculum encompasses the latest standards established by the NCTM. - Honors math classes are provided for students in grades 4 through 8. - The Language Arts curriculum emphasizes the integration of reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking. - The Social Studies program is designed to build student awareness of the world community. - The Lab Learner Science program provides a hands-on approach to science investigation. - Students have ample opportunities to participate in music and art. - The PE program complies with all State Standards and Benchmarks. - Technology instruction encompasses all standards set forth by ISTE and teachers strive to integrate the use of technology throughout the curriculum.
Other School Resources Required Computer lab with Internet access Classrooms with Internet access Fine Arts area (for Music and Art) Library / Media Center Physical Education Science Lab Honors Math (where criteria is met) Cafeteria Classroom for Intermediate Unit services Our School 2 computer labs with internet access – 1 teaching and 1 class research All Classrooms Grades K, 4 and 5 for music All grades Grades 4 – 8 Yes All grades – CORA services in trailer and Title 1 Services in classrooms
Costs of School 1. Total School Operating Expense 2,138,876 Who pays for the school? Where does the money come from? 2. Tuition Income 1,507,182 3. Subsidy (or scholarships) provided by the parishioners 332,062 4. School Fund Raisers (socials and donations) 54,996 5. Other school income 244,636 How does this break down for each student? 6. Tuition income per student 2,233 7. Scholarship (or subsidy) from parishioners for each student 492 8. Other income per student (including fund raisers) 444
Other Sources of Tuition Income (Tuition Grants received by the Parish) B.L.O.C.S. /EITC 10,250 Bridge Foundation/EITC 10,000 Saint Cecilia Scholarship 5,725 Other Funds –Children’s Scholarship Fund 14,745 –Sullivan Grant 10,000 –Knights of Columbus 1,300 –Other 9,100
Standards for Quality Parish Religious Education Programs Required Strong Catholic Identity DRE/CRE and catechists who are practicing Catholics with commensurate training for the task of providing religious instruction to the children Approved program through the Office of Catechetical Formation Adequate facilities to provide a quality program Curriculum as prescribed by the Office of Catechetical Formation including: Archdiocesan Religion guidelines, approved text, sacramental Preparation. Max class size 15-20 Our Parish We are using the parish facilities – church and classrooms located in the school and by our signs of religious practices. Our Catechists are practicing Catholics. They are dedicated to teaching others about the faith. Our teachers participate in Diocesan workshops when available. They are doing all of this as volunteers. Our program is in accord with the Office of Catechetical Formation We are using the school classrooms which provide more than adequate facilities. We follow the curriculum as prescribed by the Office of Catechetical Formation We adhere to the recommended class size and if necessary we have additional aides in a room.
Other P.R.E.P. Resources Program Needs Adequate classroom space Worship space Meeting space Administrative space Learning resources DVD, VCR, TV, Technology Text/materials Our Program We use the parish school classrooms We have a prayer corner in each room and the use of the Church We are able to use the school meeting rooms The CRE has an office We have access to all the school resources except computers Each student is provided with text materials and necessary material.
Overall P.R.E.P. Budget Income: Grants 0 Fees 6,285 Includes sacramental fee of $35.00 Other Income 0 Parish subsidy 12,892 Expenses: Salaries of Religious and Honoraria NA Salaries of Lay Employees 11,064 Payroll Taxes and Fringe Benefits 1,164 Property Insurance and Real Estate Tax NA Pastoral Administration NA Religious Education Programs Facility Costs (Rent, Mortgage, etc.) 6,449 Maintenance of Property and Equipment NA Heat, Light, Water and Sewer NA
Part III- Adolescent and Youth Ministry Goal 1 ~ Discipleship ~ empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. They hunger to hear the Good News that finds response in discipleship. Our parish nourishes this aspect for our youth by… providing the young people ages eleven through eighteen a youth ministry program. They are provided education/faith formation and work on service projects that provide the connection to discipleship. Our youth ministry program is the response of our Parish, Pastor and Community to the needs of our young people and a sharing of the unique gifts and talents that God has blessed them with.
Adolescent and Youth Ministry Goal 2 ~ Connection ~ drawing young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community. The way our parish nourishes this aspect for our youth is balanced between affective, behavioral and cognitive learning. Theologically our program fosters the Catholic Christian faith in three dimensions; trusting, believing and doing. We build on the three dimensions by coming together as a group for discussions, faith sharing, service projects, social activities, prayer, religious events such as the Passion Play and monthly attendance at Mass.
Adolescent and Youth Ministry Goal 3 ~ Gifts and Growth ~ fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person Our parish fosters this growth by providing opportunities to utilize their energy through activities that require physical movement. We have a very active Sport Program...a sport for almost everyone. There are opportunities to form peer relationships and support through structured programs. They may participate as altar servers, cantors, and lectures. We offer retreats and faith sharing and Eucharist. They are involved in community service programs and each summer in Habitat for Humanity.
Part IV - Adult Faith Formation Key Dimensions Recognize communion with Jesus as the definitive aim of all catechesis Learn and embrace the doctrine on the Eucharist and other sacraments Explore the Scriptures for a fuller understanding Experience and become familiar with diverse forms and expressions of Christian prayer Foster spiritual growth in the community Cultivate an evangelizing spirit and the importance of serving those in need Our Response to Dimensions Adult Faith Formation RCIA Scripture Study Exposition – Charismatic Prayer Meetings – morning prayer Morning prayer during Holy Week Rosary/daily – Forty Hours – Parish Mission On a regular basis by our actions and words – ministry day
Parish Financial Report Church Total Operating Income 1,528,617 Total Operating Expenses 771,062 Excess Income or (deficit) 757,555 School Total Operating Income 1,806,814 Total Operating Expenses 2,138,876 Excess Income or (deficit) (332,062) Total Parish Operating Income 3,335,431 Expenses 2,909,938 Parish Surplus or (deficit) 425,493
Cash and Investment/Debt Summary Cash and investments, last year 372,477 Cash and investments, this year 361,742 Total debt, last year 123,794 Total debt, this year 173,655 The debt indicated is for accrued salaries and payroll taxes – Faculty members who receive their salary throughout the summer months