Dear Parishners, Friends, Family, Alumni and Benefactors of St. Agnes Catholic school and Church
Why do children go to school? That’s obvious, “To learn, of course”. But is academic knowledge, alone, the end goal of the learning? What if the educational process could deliver more than just one outcome? A Catholic education is a one of a kind learning experience because it focuses on more than just academics. We believe that nurturing the entire person in mind, body, and spirit is necessary for a happy, healthy, and balanced life. Catholic schools provide children with the invaluable opportunity to expand their knowledge, explore their passions, create community, strengthen their sense of self and come to know God all in one place
As the Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church and School, I take this responsibility very seriously and am committed to ensuring that our school provides students an education that will form them as Saints and Citizens for this world and the next.
St. Agnes Catholic School has been a pillar of educational excellence in the Scottsbluff Valley since 1955. Today, under the direction of the Administrator, Mrs. Julie Brown, we teach over 120 students in Preschool through Grade 5. Our team of dedicated, faith-filled staff members work tirelessly to ensure that the love of Christ is at the center of every school day, and the Catholic worldview is at the core of every lesson. Our curriculum is continually reviewed for authenticity and value in training students to think critically and see with the eyes of Christ. Our teachers are grounded in the Catholic Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity annually to remind our families and stakeholders that we are not only Catholic in word, but in mission and deed. Every week our K-5 students celebrate Mass as a school and spend time with our Lord through prayers and activities, which nurture the soul. We make the Sacrament of Reconciliation available to our students regularly because we believe in the healing power of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Our school calendar ebbs and flows within the Liturgical Seasons of the Church, celebrating Feast Days and Holy Days with passion and love for the great gift of our Faith.
I am personally committed to helping every family member and visitor see the good work of Christ and His Church in our school and in the efforts of our students and staff members. In union with parents, my team and I are committed to forming God’s children in faith, virtue, and knowledge so that all may know and love Him according to His plan. All are welcome to stop by for a visit to our beautiful school and parish, but if you are unable to visit, please join us spiritually in prayer for His Church and the children of St. Agnes Catholic School.
Yours in Christ
Reverend Rayappa Konka