A Sense of the Sacred
Catholic education is central to the mission of the Church and depends on the participation and cooperation of everyone concerned. The Church must provide people with experiences of the sacred — through authentic Catholic doctrine and worship — and help them to identify the sacred in their own lives.
Education as Christian Witness
Religious education means more than passing on facts and information. It is an encounter with Jesus. For both teachers and students it is a way of Christian witness. Catholic schoolteachers are considered witnesses to the faith. All teachers and staff in Catholic schools must be models of Christian living.