Dear Family, Friends, Alumni and Benefactors of St. Agnes Catholic School,
Catholic education is at the heart of the Catholic mission – a gift handed down through the generations by men and women with a sacrificial commitment to providing our children an education grounded in the love of Jesus Christ. Although educational styles and philosophies have changed, the importance and vision of faithful Catholic schools, and the pivotal role that they must play in our children’s lives, have never wavered. A Catholic education, steeped in truth, is one of the most important things we can give to our children. As the Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church and School, I take this responsibility very seriously and am committed to ensuring that our school provides students an education that will form them as Saints and Citizens for this world and the next.
St. Agnes Catholic School has been a pillar of educational excellence in the Scottsbluff Valley since 1955. Today, under the direction of our Principal, Mrs. Julie Brown, we teach over 120 students in Preschool through Grade 5. Our team of dedicated, faith-filled staff members work tirelessly to ensure that the love of Christ is at the center of every school day, and the Catholic worldview is at the core of every lesson. Our curriculum is continually reviewed for authenticity and value in training students to think critically and see with the eyes of Christ. Our teachers are grounded in the Catholic Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity annually to remind our families and stakeholders that we are not only Catholic in word, but in mission and deed. Every week our K-5 students celebrate Mass as a school and spend time with our Lord through prayers and activities, which nurture the soul. We make the Sacrament of Reconciliation available to our students regularly because we believe in the healing power of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Our school calendar ebbs and flows within the Liturgical Seasons of the Church, celebrating Feast Days and Holy Days with passion and love for the great gift of our Faith.
I am personally committed to helping every family member and visitor see the good work of Christ and His Church in our school and in the efforts of our students and staff members. In union with parents, my team and I are committed to forming God’s children in faith, virtue, and knowledge so that all may know and love Him according to His plan. All are welcome to stop by for a visit to our beautiful school and parish, but if you are unable to visit, please join us spiritually in prayer for His Church and the children of St. Agnes Catholic School.
Yours in Christ,
Reverend Vincent L. Parsons