Our generation will show that it can rise to the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be.." - Pope Francis
We recall the statement made by the Second Vatican Council, "Holy Mother Church must be concerned with the whole of man's life, even the secular part of it insofar as it has a bearing on his heavenly calling. Therefore she has a role in the progress and development of education." (Gravissimum Educationis, Preface) Education remains critically important in the formation of the human person by teaching how to live well now so as to be able to live with God for all eternity.
Catholic education addresses the development of the whole person through spiritual and academic formation based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The mission of Catholic education provides a particular environment for the New Evangelization by presenting the Gospel anew within the school and parish communities.
Our schools serve both the faith community and society by educating children, young people and adults to contribute to the common good by becoming active and caring members of the communities, cities, and nation in which they live.
Topeka has six Catholic schools. Click here to access the Topeka Catholic Schools website.
Hayden Catholic High School (grades 9-12) serves all of the Topeka Parishes. If interested in finding out more information please click here.
Hayden Catholic High School exists to support students and families in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ, cultivating a Roman Catholic faith community based on prayer, Gospel virtues, and Christian service. Together, in a setting of academic excellence, we celebrate the dignity of every person and the presence of Christ within each of us.
Hayden Catholic High School’s measure of success is the development of the whole person. We believe that academic growth is key to the development of our students. The administration and teaching staff promote high Catholic standards of learning in the classroom and insist on an environment where students can flourish. Hayden offers classes for all students. There are course offerings for students needing individualized instruction as well as advanced and college classes for students who strive to excel academically.
Holy Family School is supported jointly by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Sacred Heart/St. Joseph Parish.
The vision of Holy Family Catholic School is to partner with parents and/or guardians to ensure that every child is successful in achieving excellent yearly academic and faith progress: to take pride in themselves, their faith, school and community and to prepare them for their lifelong journey in serving God here on Earth and into eternity.
The mission of Holy Family Catholic School is to promote Catholic faith and academics that will enable our students to become confident, lifelong learners who value and live their faith.
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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
- Matthew 28:19
The Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s School of Religion Program is to assist parents in their role as the first teachers of the faith, and fulfill the Baptismal commitment to give their children a love of Our Lord and a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School of Religion provides Catechetical classes for students in first through high school who are not attending Catholic schools. Dates and days for classes for students will be announced in the bulletin. Two years of faith formation classes are required to be eligible to receive the gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Sacrament of First Communion.
Confirmation through School of Religion is a two-year program. Youth seventh grade through high school, who are faithful in attending weekly classes and after completing the two-year course of studies, are eligible to be candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their second year.
Volunteers to assist with the program as catechists, catechist aides, or other support personnel are always needed.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” ~Matthew 9:14.
All children are a gift from God, and are welcome in School of Religion. To ensure the success and faith formation of your child, please notify the Director of any physical, emotional or learning needs your child may have. Parents are welcome to attend class with their child and guide them in their faith formation. Parents of students with special needs who choose to homeschool should contact the School of Religion Director for program information.
The School of Religion provides for:
- Religious formation for students in public schools and private non-Catholic schools
- Sacramental preparation for youth of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish attending Catholic Schools
- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for adults (18 and older) desiring further formation in
- the Catholic Faith
Director of Religious Education: Sister Juanita Banuelos. Please contact Sister at 785-383-8552 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Religious Education office is located in the Holy Family School Building (west campus), 210 NE Branner, Topeka, KS