Faith and Values

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Gehlen Catholic School is a community of faith where learning, leadership, service, and sportsmanship are Christ-centered. Upon graduation, Gehlen Catholic students will be:

  • Christian models,
  • Effective communicators,
  • Responsible citizens,
  • Life long learners, and
  • Productive contributors to their world.

As an extension of the Catholic Church, Gehlen Catholic welcomes students of all faiths, races, cultures, and social classes.(9% of Gehlen Catholic's current students and staff are comprised ofindividuals from other Christian, Buddhist, & Muslim denominations).

  • Daily school-wide prayer and religion classes;
  • Year-round program including weekly student-led liturgies, seasonal penance services, and days of recollection;
  • Celebrate First ReconciliationFirst Eucharist, and Confirmation;
  • Recruitment and preparation of lectors and servers;
  • Ongoing faith-formation for faculty;
  • Participation in Diocesan events with Bishop Nickless including prayers on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and 40 Days for Life in front of Planned Parenthood;
  • Effective decision making based on moral and ethical standards;
  • Sportsmanship Rating by Iowa High School Athletic Association: 1.0 coaches & students, spectators 1.11 (perfect score 1.0); and
  • Students better understand and exemplify faith and values of the Catholic Church as assessed by their performance on the National Catholic Education Assn.’s Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) testing.
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