Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki Archbishop of Milwaukee
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is said in Proverbs that “Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established: and by knowledge…filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
Wisdom, understanding and knowledge are found on Earth in many ways: through prayer, through involvement in a parish or faith community and fundamentally, through Catholic education.
Catholic education is a priority for our community and for our Church.
It has a rich history in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee; our parish schools have supported hundreds of thousands of students through their early education and faith formation, preparing them for their future, in this world and the next.
These schools supplement the faith and moral character formation in students that is founded in the family and in the parish. Subsequently, this education then turned outward, encouraging students to share Catholic values with the surrounding neighborhoods and community through their words and actions.
But the world is changing and how we approach education needs to change with it.
We need to take action now to strengthen Catholic education for future generations. The Church has a responsibility to do more to support children and families in Milwaukee and, along with my Urban Ministry initiative, Seton Catholic Schools has the ability to positively impact our community.
Seton Catholic Schools is not going to erase the rich history Catholic education has built in the Archdiocese, but build upon it. I strongly support Seton Catholic Schools and firmly believe it will make a difference in our schools, our parishes, and our community.
With assurance of prayers, I am,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki