Catholic schools have been consistently victorious and records have been broken this year in Iowa’s high school football (playoff) season.
Hard work and dedication and expectations of success are a part of the spirit of Christianity, Catholicism and of this educational system.
Academically, grades must be kept at a level in order to participate in extracurricular activities. Most notably, prayer has not been taken out of Christian Catholic schools.
In fact, Mass, prayers, teachings, and encouraging the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in lives is a daily part of the school day. Parents are involved in their students’ lives.
When God and his laws are first in our hearts and lives, we are powerful. This may be a way of teaching this lesson through sports. God works in mysterious and evident ways to teach us He is present and loves us.
Faithfulness brings graces and blessings in all areas of our lives, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.