• Join us for Missionary Discipleship Institute - 2018-2019 school year!

    Join the MDI! Missionary Discipleship Institute 2018-19

    “Dear young people, the Lord, the Church, the world are waiting for your answer to the unique call that each one receives in this life! Do you accept the challenge?”
    - Pope Francis to youth, Feb 11, 2018

    You’re Invited!

    The Office for Catholic Schools invites you to join us in inviting and shepherding students to embrace the call to be missionary disciples who go forth as living signs of God’s love and compassion to the world.
    We teamed up with the Missions Office of the Archdiocese and Maryknoll Mission Education to
    develop a program which invites seventh grade students to answer this call through a year-long
    class exploration of what it means to be a Catholic in and for the world, integrating faith, global
    awareness, and authentic living of Catholic Social Teaching.
    Please note: There is no cost to participate in MDI and activate the amazing resources for our Catholic schools teachers.

    What is the MDI?
    The Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) consists of three units—aligned with our Archdiocesan Religion Standards—to provide a framework for students to encounter the lives of their neighbors on the margins and the injustices that they face; reflect on how the Church responds in love and the disturbance this creates in our own sense of discipleship; and discern, develop, and carry out a missionary response. Throughout the year, students engage in a local immersion experience, research issues currently prevalent in our world, and are empowered to take hopeful Christian action. A commitment to these three units can serve as your core 7th grade religion curriculum for the school year.

    SIGN UP! Click here to register your seventh grade class for the 2018-19 MDI. Please try to register before Friday, June 29.

    Finally, we’d like to recognize the following schools that have participated in part or full in the MDI since its inception in three schools years ago:

    All Saints, Puyallup
    Assumption/St. Bridget, Seattle
    Holy Family Kirkland
    Holy Family Bilingual Catholic, Seattle
    Holy Rosary, West Seattle
    HRRS/Juan Diego Academy, Tacoma
    Our Lady of Fatima, Seattle
    Our Lady of Guadalupe, West Seattle
    Our Lady of Lourdes, Vancouver
    Our Lady of the Lake, Seattle
    Sacred Heart, Bellevue
    St. Anne, Seattle
    St. Benedict School, Seattle
    St. George School, Seattle
    St. John School, Seattle
    St. Joseph, Chehalis
    St. Joseph, Issaquah/Snoqualmie
    St. Louise School, Bellevue
    St. Luke, Shoreline
    St. Madeleine Sophie, Bellevue
    St. Mark School, Shoreline
    St. Matthew, Seattle
    St. Monica School, Mercer Island
    St. Patrick School, Tacoma
    St. Therese Catholic Academy, Seattle

    We are so inspired by these school communities as they bring missionary discipleship into our classrooms and out into the world – hallelujah!

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Kelly Hickman of the Missions
    Office (kelly.hickman@seattlearch.org) or Anna Johnson (aclarke@maryknoll.org) of

    In gratitude,

    Kristin Dixon, Superintendent, Office for Catholic Schools
    Kelly Hickman, Missions Office
    Anna Johnson, Maryknoll Mission Education

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