|A message from the Secretary for Education/Superintendent|
This is also a special year in which we are called to recommit ourselves to Jesus in the Eucharist and all that the mystery of the Real Presence implies. The theme for Bishop Lennon’s Convocation is The Living Bread of God related to the USCCB’s theme for September 18, Catechetical Sunday, Do This in Memory of Me.
In addition, the emphasis on the issuance of the new edition of the Roman Missal that takes effect on the First Sunday of Advent has as its purpose to help all of us to worship God and pray more fruitfully. As Bishop wrote in his March letter of invitation to his convocation on August 12, 2011, “the Eucharist is the summit of Christian life, toward which everything is directed and from which everything flows. The Eucharistic community participates in this offering. At the same time, the community acts as a paradigm of the human hunger for God that is answered by the self-offering of Jesus.”
We welcome all teachers and students back to school. We remind parents that we never take for granted the sacrifices they make to send their children to a Catholic school, and hope that we are worthy partners in the education of their most precious children. We ask the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon the Catholic school communities of the diocese.
With best wishes for a stellar year,
Secretary for Education/Superintendent
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Diocese of Cleveland operates the largest school system in the state of Ohio with slightly less than 48,000 students. It is also the 5th largest Catholic School system among the Dioceses in the United States. The Diocese is composed of 104 Elementary Schools and 21 Secondary Schools.