MISSION & MOTTO

Mission Statement

The Lansing Catholic High School community forms students spiritually, intellectually, and socially into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.  

Philosophy Statement

“A Catholic school is a place where students live a shared experience of faith in God and where they learn the riches of Catholic culture...Catholic schools must help students to deepen their relationship with God and to discover that all things human have their deepest meaning in the person and teaching of Jesus Christ.” St. John Paul the Great

The LCHS community forms students…

“Yet, LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you our potter: we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:7

The Lansing Catholic High School community, faithful to the Church and all that is contained in the Depositum Fidei*, seeks to live the joy of the Gospel by serving one another in the truth as revealed by Jesus Christ. Grounded in this truth, we affirm that every human person is created in the image and likeness of the community of love that is the Trinity. It is the sacred duty of every man and woman to enter into and make that Trinitarian love visible in accord with his or her own unique calling. Responding boldly to this invitation, LCHS forms young men and women spiritually, intellectually, and socially into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, ready to live and proclaim the Gospel to the world and ultimately to become saints in heaven.

Spiritually

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6

Instructed and inspired in all things by the light of the Holy Spirit and committed to educating the whole person, we seek to provide our students with opportunities for an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ, teaching our students that they are sons and daughters of the Father, who calls each of them into a personal, abiding, transformative, and eternal relationship with the Triune God. At the heart of this relationship is the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our faith and of our school. Spiritual formation at LCHS is integral to all of our curricular and co-curricular programs, helping students grow deeper in prayer, perfect in virtue, and selfless in service.

Intellectually

“How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is preferable to silver.” Proverbs 16:16

The academic program at Lansing Catholic is based on the Diocese of Lansing standards. Our academics are rooted in the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, understood and communicated within the technological, scientific, and social developments of the present day. More than the accumulation of knowledge, our academic programs challenge students to pursue true wisdom. This pursuit enables them to develop and cultivate an authentic Christian vision of the world and their own lives as a unified whole, created by God and destined for eternal life. We aspire to form students whose hearts yearn to know the truth. Imitating Christ as the master teacher, we strive to address the unique and varying intellectual gifts of each student by providing the support, resources, and individual attention necessary to guide each student on their journey.

Socially

“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Acts 2:42

In the image of the Trinity, LCHS provides social formation with diverse opportunities for students to mature into integrated, virtuous individuals who contribute to the wider community. Our school provides the culture necessary for students to discover, develop, and dedicate their God-given gifts and talents to the building up of the Body of Christ and the salvation of the world. Integral to this formation, the distinct dignity of men and women informs our approach, which takes concrete shape in the growth of friendships between students, faculty and staff, and the school community as a whole. Such friendship is a precursor to marriage and family life, the love of neighbor, and faithful citizenship, all of which are directed towards participation in the life of Heaven and the Communion of Saints.

Into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

Partnering with parents, parochial schools, and the wider Catholic community, Lansing Catholic High School accompanies and guides young men and women to carry out the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:19). This mission to evangelize was entrusted to them in Baptism and becomes clearer as they discern and joyfully accept their vocations. Filled with the Holy Spirit, LCHS students and alumni seek, with God’s grace, to evangelize the world and “bring the Gospel of Christ…into the third Christian Millennium, to build a new civilization – a civilization of love, of justice and of peace” (St. John Paul the Great)

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Cornerstones

Faith • Service • Excellence • Tradition

Spiritual Theme

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" Romans 12:12

Past Spiritual Themes

2018-2019: "Make us one, that the world may know your love!" (John 17:20-23)

2017-2018: "Sit at His feet and listen to Him" (Luke 10:38-42)

2016-2017: “Take courage, it is I. Do not be afraid” (Matthew 27:14)

2015-2016: “Do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory, but in humility regard others as more important than yourselves" (Philippians 2:3)

2014-2015: “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32)

2013-2014: "Seek me with all your heart,  you will find me with you, says the Lord, and I will change you” (Jeremiah 29:13-14)

2012-2013: “Show yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be criticized” (Titus 2:7-8)

2011-2012: “Encourage one another and build one another up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

2010-2011: “Do not conform yourselves to this age, but let God transform your mind” (Romans 12:2)

2009-2010: “Rejoice in hope, endure trials, persevere in prayer" (Romans 12:12)

2008-2009: “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

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