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Renewing Catholic Schools

Renewing Catholic Schools By Bob Schell, Principal In previous Gatherings, we explored the five marks from The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools and the implications they present for SMG Catholic School. As our 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, we reflect on our “glows and grows” in hope ...

Faith Formation for All Ages at SMG

Faith Formation for All Ages at SMG By Fr. Enan Zelinski, Parochial Vicar In the last two academic years, St. Maria Goretti has adopted a family-based model for our Faith Formation program. We’ve been using Sophia Institute Press’s “Family of Faith” Program, which uses a four-year cycle of class mat ...

Professing the Catholic Faith

Professing the Catholic Faith By Sr. Denise Herrmann, Director of RCIA Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? I do. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose from the dead, and is sea ...

Four Characteristics for the Evangelist

Four Characteristics for the Evangelist By Fr. Enan Zelinski, Parochial Vicar We recently heard in the Gospel of Luke the account of Simon Peter, James, and John being called by Jesus to abandon their lives as fishermen and to become Christ’s disciples. The work that these men would undertake for th ...

Mozart's Mass in D Minor

Mozart's Mass in D Minor March 27, 2022 - 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) The Missa brevis in D Minor (K. 65) is a Mass composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (12 years old at the time) and completed in 1769. The Mass is divided into six movements: Kyrie, Gloria (not sung), Credo (not sung), Sanctu ...

5 Marks of a Catholic School

5 Marks of a Catholic School By Bob Schell, Principal In the last edition of Gatherings, we introduced readers to The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools. We then shared with you the vision for preparing our school staff for the formation of our students in their love of Jesus Christ at SMG Cath ...

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