For the last two years, the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Leadership Team, under the guidance and authority of the four Quincy pastors, has been working with Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy University, the Diocese of Springfield, and a consulting group from Boston, “Partners in Mission”, using a grant from the Tracy Family Foundation, to plan for the future of Catholic Schools in the Quincy area. We all want Catholic Education to continue as a vital mission in all of our Quincy parishes well into the 21st Century, for the good of our young people and their families, and with the further vision of keeping Quincy Notre Dame High School strong and vital in its mission of providing Secondary–level Catholic Education. This workgroup has left ‘no stone un-turned’ with respect to what might be possible if we come together as a community with the dream that our schools will not simply survive, but thrive in the century to come.
The time has come for the team to articulate this vision and discuss the first steps we need to take as a community to preserve and enhance Catholic Education in Quincy. We have chosen to do this in the form of “Listening Sessions” which will allow us to communicate the vision, and then ask for feedback from you—sincere and constructive feedback—which will guide us as we prepare to implement a vision for the years ahead.
And so, here is the official announcement and invitation:
The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Leadership Team will host listening sessions to present a shared vision and proposal for the future of Catholic education in Quincy. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to offer feedback, pose questions for consideration, and share ideas. The sessions will help to inform and guide the team’s next steps and ensure the community is an active partner in the future of our schools.
The listening sessions will be held
April 1; 7:30 pm at St. Peter Church
April 2; 9:30 am at St. Francis Church
April 2; 1 pm at St. Anthony Church
April 2; 4 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church
Sessions are open to any and all. You do not have to be a parishioner or have students at the school to attend at a specific location.