Do We Want Our Children to Succeed?

Any responsible parent will invariably answer this question in the affirmative. But ask, “What does it means to succeed?”, and the confused world of today will probably answer in terms of the material.

As Catholics, we know material prosperity alone does not lead to success. We must always ponder the answer to the question Our Lord Jesus Christ once asked his apostles, “What shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?”

Success then must be much more than material prosperity. For a man to be successful, he must fulfil the purpose for which he was created. It is with this purpose in mind that St. Joseph’s Academy exists.

Success in this world can only be defined with reference to the next. Man was created to know, love and serve God. The one necessity in this life is that man saves his soul. If he suffers the loss of his soul, he has lost everything.

A truly Catholic education will help your children save their souls. It will give them the tools they need to fulfill their duties here below. It will foster in them vocations to the priesthood and to the religious life. It will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow, strong Catholics who will lead their families, their communities, their industries and businesses, their countries and its laws back to the sweet and gentle reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. It is an education that will prepare them to resist the revolution which seeks to put man in the place of God. It is an education that will not only profit them here in this world but more importantly for all eternity. It is an education committed to the restoration of all things in Christ.