Training in the Faith: New Principals Boot Camp

The St. James Project partnered with the Offices of Catholic Schools and Evangelization and Catechises of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to host a multi-day retreat and catechetical workshop for new principals of Catholic schools from July 26-29, 2013 at the Athenaeum of Ohio. The workshop was a resounding success! So much so, in fact, that a similar “boot camp” has already been scheduled for July 30-August 1, 2014 at the Athenaeum.

The plan going forward is to organize a boot-camp each year for new principals as a contribution to the realization of the archdiocesan vision for its Catholic schools. The primary goal of these workshops is to provide an opportunity for principals to renew and deepen their understanding of key areas of the Catholic faith as a basis for spiritual growth and effective leadership of schools reflecting a robust Catholic identity.

In the first installment, several professors of the seminary addressed themes in Catholic theology including Scripture, the person of Christ, the nature of the Catholic Church, and the foundations of morality. Various members of archdiocesan offices (Catholic Schools and Evangelization and Catechesis) and others with vast experience in Cincinnati Catholic schools contributed to and participated in the boot-camp as well, taking special responsibility for pastoral and administrative matters. Photos by Megan Walsh, The Catholic Telegraph.

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