ARCHBISHOP-LISTECKI

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

A Message From the President

I am excited to embark on an incredible journey for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and for the students, families and communities it serves in Milwaukee. Seton Catholic Schools is investing in catholic elementary education with a focus on academic and spiritual formation. As a collaborative network of elementary schools, we will learn from each other while embracing our local school traditions.

Catholic schools have provided quality academic and faith formation for hundreds of thousands of students since the 19th century here in the Archdiocese, and Seton Catholic Schools will supplement this tradition and move it forward into a changing world. Catholic education is about more than character formation and being nice; it is about helping our students understand who Jesus is and the importance of service to others.

To our current students and families, thanks for the trust you place in us each day. Seton is committed to continuing to improve our rich history. For those new to Catholic education, come check us out. We would love to show you all we have to offer.

Yours in Christ,

Donald Drees
President, Seton Catholic Schools