As both a life-long, faithful Catholic and a priest for 41 years, I owe a tremendous debt to Catholic education. I started in first grade (at St. Elisabeth’s in Van Nuys), and my faith and life have been deeply formed through Catholic schools and seminaries.
Each of the seven parishes where I’ve served could boast of a fine school as part of the fabric of parish life. Eleven years in Campus Ministry, working with students and faculty of secular colleges and universities, has made me intensely aware of the importance of a solid grounding in the understanding of our faith as the foundation for Christian life and leadership.
I am delighted to be a part of Good Shepherd School’s program to infuse academic excellence with strong Catholic identity to ensure that our Church and world will have outstanding leaders in the years to come.
May God bless you always,
Fr. Tom Welbers