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CSCOE Magazine

A Bimonthly Publication

HIGHLIGHTING THE BEAUTIFUL HEARTS, MINDS AND SOULS
OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Welcome: CSCOE President Gail Dorn

Gail Dorn

October 1, 2016

As we begin a new school year, we’re thankful not only for our 20,000-plus energetic pre-K through eighth-grade students, but also for the parents and families of these children. Catholic schools are unique in many ways, but the extent to…

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Welcome: Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens

October 1, 2016

A Christian is always beginning anew. This is what we celebrate at the center of our Catholic faith with the cross and resurrection of Jesus. God offers us new life in the midst of our struggles and difficulties. This is…

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This is a special year in our Church, as Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy from Dec. 8, 2015, through Nov. 20, 2016. With this proclamation, he also announced a motto: “Merciful like the Father.” In “Misericordiae Vultus,”…

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Girls on the Run

Danette Fettig Halloran

August 1, 2016

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN SAVAGE HELPS BUILD STRONG MINDS AND BODIES Words echo in a child’s mind long after they are said, words that can either build self esteem or create an obstacle to seeing true…

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Parent column: Elona Singroy

Kathy Schneeman

August 1, 2016

AFTER IMMIGRATING TO THE U.S., MOTHER OF SEVEN FINDS WAY TO MAKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL WORK Elona Singroy knew she’d miss her parents, as well as morning visits from neighbors peddling fresh fruit and fish. Nonetheless, she craved opportunity. So, in…

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In May, a team of seven third graders from Carondelet Catholic School in Minneapolis traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, to compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals with 17,000 students from around the world. The team qualified for the global competition…

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At a Friday morning Mass in May at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in West St. Paul, the congregation enthusiastically belted out “Digo Sí, Señor” (“I Say Yes, Lord”) and other Spanish songs to celebrate the visit of Padre Mario Ochoa,…

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National spotlight: Independence Mission Schools

Madeline Lupori

August 1, 2016

Many parents dream of giving their children a high-quality Catholic education, but families in some neighborhoods do not have a Catholic school nearby or find it impossible to pay tuition. Independence Mission Schools in Philadelphia is working to alleviate this…

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Funder profile: GHR Foundation

Maureen Lodoen

August 1, 2016

Started in 1965 by Opus founders, the late Gerald A. and Henrietta Rauenhorst, GHR Foundation seeks transformational change in health, education and global development, and partners with the world’s experts to achieve it. GHR recognizes that education is a powerful…

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