Session 2 Mission and Vision

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Session Two of CSA 571: Foundations in catholic School Administration

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The Church: Mission and Vision:

The Church: Mission and Vision CSA 571 Foundations of Catholic School Administration Session Two October 12 th 2012

Morning Prayer:

http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/ From Jesuit Media Initiatives, UK. Volunteers to lead morning prayer : October 26 th November 9 th November 23rd December 14th Morning Prayer

For Today:

Review of Session One Mulligan: The Church and the Cultural Context. Mission and Ministry: The vision of Church found in Lumen Gentium Application: Impact for Catholic schools and Catholic school leadership Flowing from LG: Nostra Aetate Ad Gentes Unitatis Redinegratio Application: Impact for Catholic schools and Catholic school leadership For Today

Review of Session One:

What are the foundations of our educational, and leadership, beliefs? What are some of the core paradigms that influence Western culture? How do they impact schools ? Thoughts on Mulligan? Hargreaves & Fink? Questions/concerns/comments re: course schedule and assignments? Review of Session One

Turn and Talk:

What did you find to be the “big rocks” of Lumen Gentium? How might these fundamentals influence the way we do Catholic schooling? How might it impact your vision of yourself as a Catholic school leader? Turn and Talk

Lumen Gentium:

One of the “top three” core documents of Vatican II, along with Dei Verbum, and Gaudium et Spes . The one that caused the most immediate impact was Sacrosanctum Concilium , but foundationally, far less important. Lumen Gentium

Lumen Gentium :

“ The light of the nations” The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. Fundamental principles that we, as Church are still birthing… Just as God is mystery, so too is the Church A divine and human reality, which conceals as much as it reveals… Lumen Gentium

LG’s Fundamental Principles:

The People of God The Body of Christ The Temple of the Holy Spirit LG’s Fundamental Principles

CH 1: The mystery of the Church:

LG provides metaphors to help reveal the mystery. The Church is (or is like): A sacrament A people A sheepfold The tillage of God The building of God The temple Our Mother CH 1: The mystery of the Church

Ch 1 (7) Church as Body of Christ:

The Head of this Body is Christ. He is the image of the invisible God and in Him all things came into being. He is before all creatures and in Him all things hold together. He is the head of the Body which is the Church Ch 1 (7) Church as Body of Christ

People of God:

The Family as the domestic church: …parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state . (11) Mission: obligation of spreading the faith is imposed on every disciple of Christ, according to his state.(21*) People of God

Hierarchy:

Has mostly to do with the role of the bishop, who must “preach the Gospel to all, and urge the faithful to apostolic and missionary activity” (27) Hierarchy

The Laity:

The Lay apostolate: Thus every layman, in virtue of the very gifts bestowed upon him, is at the same time a witness and a living instrument of the mission of the Church itself "according to the measure of Christ's bestowal”. (33) They must devote themselves with all their being to the glory of God and the service of their neighbor. (40) The Laity

The pilgrim Church:

The image of journeying Church. “eschatological” We are journeying in the world, but toward the eternal unity with the Trinity. The vision of the Church is an eternal vision. The communion of saints The pilgrim Church

Turn and Talk:

What do you now see to be the “big rocks” of Lumen Gentium? How might these fundamentals influence the way we do Catholic schooling? How might it impact your vision of yourself as a Catholic school leader? Our conclusions Turn and Talk

Mass and Lunch:

Mass and Lunch

Mission and Ministry:

In your pairs, prepare a short presentation on: “The big rocks” of the document you read Implications for Catholic schools Implications for Catholic School leadership Allow time for class discussions re: implications Mission and Ministry Ad Gentes Nostra Aetate Unitatis Redinegratio

Mulligan: Six Key Issues Shaping Evangelization:

Brokenness of Life Same-Sex Relationships Assisted-Suicide Pluralism Faith-Literacy Inclusion of Women Mulligan: Six Key Issues Shaping Evangelization

Mulligan: Bias of the Vision:

Shared understanding of the Learner Hire Catholic Catholic schools as community Prayer and Sacred Language Faith Permeation within Curriculum Chaplaincy Privileged position of religious instruction Education for peace and justice. Mulligan: Bias of the Vision

What Vision?:

http://www.ecsd.net/aboutus/ mission_vision.html What is the mission/vision of your school? Upon what (and who) is it founded? These questions will continued to be explored in Session Three. What Vision?

For Next Session:

READ: Mulligan: 183-222 Hargreaves: 23-139 Gravissimum Educationis One of the following: The Catholic School The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School Lay Catholics in Schools The Catholic School on The Threshold of the Third Millennium For Next Session

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