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 Formation of Faith and Academic Pursuit

It is the mission of the Catholic schools within the Diocese of Greensburg to ensure excellence in the formation of our faith both in academics, and in service.

We believe Catholic education is a responsibility shared by all members of the family, parish, school, and diocese. Catholic Schools are centered in Christ's teachings and Catholic doctrine. Each student is created with unique talents and intellect. 

We believe our enriched curriculum challenges students to achieve their potential, striving for excellence within the formation of our faith, academics, and success in life. Students have a right to be in a safe, positive, nurturing learning environment with mutual respect evident throughout the school community. 

Our Catholic schools encourage students to serve the church and the greater community, exemplifying and modeling the teachings of Christ throughout their lifetime.

Graduates of our schools will be disciples of Christ, 21st Century learners and leaders, workers for social justice, knowledgeable, problem solvers, educators and lifelong learners.

Disciples of Christ
Students will live as Jesus lived, teach as Jesus taught, and serve as Jesus served.

21st Century Learners
Students will be able to think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate and innovate. They will be flexible, adaptive, collaborative, creative and globally aware.

Students will be able to work cooperatively for the good of all, accepting the freedom and responsibility leadership brings. They will be encouraged to act with integrity, and to make ethical, responsible and moral decisions.

Knowledgeable
Students will complete a strong academic program and will be able to apply skills, facts and knowledge in real world environments.

Lifelong Learners
Students will work to build personal growth, and be intrinsically motivated to continue the learning process throughout their lives.

Workers for Social Justice
Students will show empathy, compassion, and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They will have a personal commitment to service make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Problem Solvers
Students will develop their natural curiosity by encountering the world and embracing the future with a sense of imagination and wonder. They will acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They will apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and find solutions.

Educators
Students will pay it forward. They will find ways to share their faith and academic knowledge with others.

 Catholic Identity

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Within the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Greensburg, we teach religion daily and integrate it into every facet of the curriculum. The religious education we offer emphasizes formational growth as well as content knowledge. We follow standards for knowledge and faith development provided by the as guided by the documents of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Some of our spiritual celebrations at the elementary and high school levels include: daily school prayer, small group prayer, grade-level Masses, all-school liturgies and prayer services, as well as seasonal religious celebrations.

We focus on God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the church as one, holy, Catholic and apostolic, revelation (Scripture and faith), life in Christ (personal morality and Catholic social teaching), church history, prayer and religious practice, as well as Catholic faith literacy.

Focused Areas of Study

  • Community - Integrating diversity
  • Word - Teaching the authentic message of the church
  • Worship - Expressing Catholicity in liturgy, prayer and daily life
  • Service - Providing opportunities for outreach within the school and the greater community
  • Evangelization - Spreading the good news of the faith
  • Stewardship - Teaching responsibility through the prudent use of time, talent and treasure​

 Community Service

At our Catholic schools, students are immersed in Gospel values. Service is at the heart of the Gospel message. For this reason, all students are required to engage in service to others. All schools sponsor service projects throughout the academic year. Service to both our parishes and communities are vital elements to our religion curriculum.

 Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry is the response of the Christian community to the needs of our young people. It is also the process of sharing unique gifts of youth with the larger community. Campus Ministry works to foster the total, personal and spiritual growth of each young person and seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic church.

As the young church of today, students of our high schools have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God by involvement in programs sponsored by campus ministry. This is accomplished through various activities, which are religious and social in nature. Campus Ministry coordinates the service component requirement of students.

Through Campus Ministry, students have the occasion to fully live their Catholic faith with the support and assistance of others. School chaplains and campus ministers are available on campus each day for student and faculty needs. A chapel is open daily for student and faculty use throughout the school year.

  
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Columbian Squires

​The Columbian Squires is a fraternal organization for Catholic young men, which helps them develop as leaders who understand their faith and have strong commitment to the church. It is the official organization of the Knights of Columbus in America. The Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School Columbian Squires is sponsored by the Greensburg Knights of Columbus, Council #1480.

The organization is open to any Catholic male students in grades 9-12.​

Interact

​Interact helps students to be conscientious of the needs of others and to respond to these needs in a spirit of Christian service. Interact is the student component of Rotary Internation that strives to promote service projects on the international, national and local levels.

​Interact is open to all students who are willing to participate in a pre-set number of sponsored activities. An Interact board and officers are elected.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

​SADD works to inform students of the consequences of drunk driving. Through participation in this nationwide organization, the club here organizes (with faculty support team), Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (i.e. Red Ribbon Week in October) and plans various activities throughout the school.

​Open to all committed high school students who have taken charge of their lives by showing their friends and families they care enough not to let their friends or themselves drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol.