The Faith Formation Committee established the mission statement for Father McGivney Catholic High School around the four pillars of the Knights of Columbus – Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Father McGivney Catholic High School has as its mission to:
Form a strong academic community of disciples responding to the call of
Prepare students to serve the Culture of Life through a
total gift of self.
Engage students in the mission, sacramental life,
and magisterial teachings
of the Catholic Church.
Develop faithful citizens to lead an America that values the dignity and worth of every human person.
These pillars are particularly evident in these specific aspects of McGivney’s Faith Formation:
HOUSE MODEL ORGANIZATION
Based on the US Bishop’s document on Ministry to Youth entitled “Renewing the Vision,” McGivney will incorporate youth ministry concepts into the House Faith Formation model where students will meet with their “House” – a group made up of a cross-section of students from each class. This model allows for friendly competition, as well as the opportunity for mentoring one another in an environment that breaks down barriers between cliques and stereotypes.
Also within the House Model, community service will be a strong part of every McGivney student’s experience. With each class year dedicated to a particular pillar of the Knights of Columbus, students will have the opportunity to give back to their parish (Freshmen), region (Sophomores), country (Juniors), and world (Seniors), and share their experiences with their Houses.
Obviously a big part of the Faith Formation at McGivney, the theology curriculum includes eight required theology courses, as well as theology electives and cross-curricular courses.
FACULTY FAITH FORMATION
An important element of ensuring the Catholic integrity of McGivney, faculty faith formation is based on the successful programs developed at Paul VI (St. Louis Archdiocese) and Dayton University.