Welcome – Executive Director

Feast of Saint Katherine DrexelMarch 3, 2021 Dear Collaborators, I wrote the last welcome letter to The Cenacle with Advent underway and a brief reflection on my oldest child’s eagerness to begin lighting our family’s Advent wreath.  Well, here we are in the...

DIA Membership – Founders Forum

The Founders Forum is Another Valuable DIA Full Member Benefit At the February 26, 2021, Founders Forum, several DIA member school leaders plus the DIA Board members shared collective wisdom and resources to discern a prudent path forward for Catholic schools today....

Writers in Residence

How did the Archdiocese of Omaha stop 17 years of enrollment decline at its Catholic schools? Like many dioceses across the country, the Archdiocese of Omaha experienced a significant decline in the number of Catholic school students from 1965 to 2014. During those...

Chaplain’s Corner

Run so as to Win!  Pope Francis reminds us that the goal of our life is to know Jesus and to follow him. He said, “Only a personal encounter with Jesus generates a path of faith and of discipleship. We can have many experiences, do many things, establish relations...

Member School Spotlight

Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine is a Catholic college-preparatory Pre-K through 12th grade school immersed in planning its 80th year anniversary celebration.  In 1941, the pastor of the local Catholic parish, St. Peter’s Church, saw the need...