The January-February 2024 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is Catholic education. The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://catholicmagazines.org/magazine-archive/catholic-herald/sac0124.
In the cover story of this issue, "Know Thy Community," readers meet Michelle Ferreira, principal of Sacred Heart School in Red Bluff, and Julie Nguyen, principal of St. Patrick Academy in Sacramento. For these two Catholic elementary schools, this theme holds true, as they find that to "know thy community," quite possibly holds the key to managing persistent enrollment demands. Both principals and school communities have accepted the relentless quest for enrollment with grit and grace.
Other stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on "Like musical tradition, the Catholic tradition is an interesting conversation echoing through the centuries"; a feature story on "You help us to know about Jesus’ – Pastors shepherding school campuses enhance their parish communities;" "Teens talking with teens about mental health -- Guardian Angels' peer team provides resources and support for students at St. Francis Catholic High School;" a perspective piece by Katie Perata, superintendent of Catholic schools,on "Educating for eternity: Nurturing souls and shaping the future in our Catholic schools;" a feature story on "St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School students, counselor offer a glimpse into mental health issues among teens;" and a feature story on "Crucial efforts to educate on cyber crimes against children – Task force tackles rising cyber crime rates, urging awareness and parental intervention."
This issue also includes a feature story on the Annual Catholic Appeal 2024, and a special report from Faith Catholic on the final report of the Synod on Synodality.
Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call 916-733-0266. To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.