In these waning days of summer, our thoughts turn to the beginning of another school year. We hope you and your family members have enjoyed a respite from the busy days that school brings, and that you, like we, are looking forward to another exciting, rewarding year.
Even as we write this, our Catholic schools office, principals, teachers and staff are busy preparing for the children to return. What a joy that will be when first their smiling faces burst through the doors of our schools in September and light up our halls with their abundant energy!
To Catholic-school parents, we offer our gratitude for all you do to help us in our mission of providing excellent instruction and lifelong values to those precious ones you entrust to us. We can always count on you and your support. In that regard, we ask that you spread the word about the Spirit-filled excellence of our schools.
To those parents who might be contemplating sending a child to Catholic school, please know that such an education is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Please visit our website, www.dorschools.org, if you wish more information, or please call 585-23-LEARN. We want to help!
We offer our prayers and good wishes for a successful school year!
Matthew H. Clark Anne Willkens Leach
Bishop of Rochester Superintendent of Catholic Schools