Faith Formation

Strategic Pillar: Faith

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As part of the MTC 2015-2020 strategic plan, we have clearly laid out a foundational element aligned to faith formation.  The goal is simple: Expand the devotion and tradition of the Church.

MTC provides a Christ-centered education that nurtures students’ faith and prepares students to face the challenges of today’s rapidly changing society.  Faith is integrated into all areas of education through participation at Mass, liturgical events, sacramental preparation, daily prayer and service projects.

At MTC, our Catholic identity remains at the forefront of who we are and what we are called to be. We emphasize Christian principles, in both our curricular and extra curricular activities, which provide meaning and purpose to every student’s educational experience and promotes growth in wisdom, knowledge and grace.

We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data—all treated as being of equal importance—and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area of moral discernment. In response, we need to provide an education which teaches crit­ical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.

Proclaiming Christ means showing that to be­lieve in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. Every expression of true beauty can thus be ac­knowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.– Pope Francis, from Evangelii gaudium

Objectives & Outcomes

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Increase the exposure to clergy and religiousInstill faith, tradition, and Catholic beliefs
Maintain a strong spiritual foundation to prepare students for the future
Instill a commitment of service as an expression of love for JesusPrepare students to take their place in society as compassionate and caring servant leaders
Be a place where children learn what it is to be Catholic
Include in the spiritual exercises for the year a plan for broader prayer and devotional practicesDevelop an understanding of God’s love and presence
Ensure that each child receives the moral background necessary to carry them forward in society

OTHER PILLARS

Academics
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  • Achieve, measure and market a high academic standard.
Environment
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  • Communicate and enforce a consistent standard of discipline and conduct to promote a learning environment rooted in respect.
Communications
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  • Develop an active, organic and multichannel communications process that connects students, faculty, parents and the local community.
Fiscal Health
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  • Maintain a balanced budget, grow an investment account, upgrade facilities and programs while aiming to mitigate pressure for tuition increases.