Missionary Discipleship Institute for Our 7th Graders

Missionary Discipleship Institute 2019 – 2020

“Dear young people, the Lord, the Church, the world are waiting for your answer to the unique call that each one receives in this life! Do you accept the challenge?”
– Pope Francis to youth, Feb 11, 2018

What is the MDI?
The Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) consists of three units—aligned with our Archdiocesan Religion Standards—to provide a framework for students to encounter the lives of their neighbors on the margins and the injustices that they face; reflect on how the Church responds in love and the disturbance this creates in our own sense of discipleship; and discern, develop, and carry out a missionary response. Throughout the year, students engage in a local immersion experience, research issues currently prevalent in our world, and are empowered to take hopeful Christian action. A commitment to these three units can serve as your core 7th grade religion curriculum for the school year. A Year at a Glance…what does MDI looks like through the year? Take a look at the 2019- 2020 MDI Suggested Timeline for Grade 7 teachers. (Updated version is coming!)

Welcome to the following 2019-20 MDI schools!!!

  1. Holy Family School, Kirkland
  2. Christ the King School, Seattle
  3. Our Lady of Fatima School, Seattle
  4. Our Lady of the Lake School, Seattle
  5. St. Benedict School, Seattle
  6.  St. John School, Seattle
  7. Assumption School, Bellingham
  8. St. Mark School, Shoreline
  9. St. Mary Magdalen School, Everett
  10. St. Michael School, Snohomish
  11. Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle
  12. Francis of Assisi School, Burien/Seahurst
  13. St. Philomena School, Des Moines
  14. St. Edward School, Seattle
  15. St. George School, Seattle
  16. St. Joseph School, Chehalis
  17. St. Michael School, Olympia
  18. Immaculate Conception Regional School, Mount Vernon
  19. St. Anthony School, Renton
  20. St. Bernadette School, Burien
  21. St. Luke School, Shoreline
  22. St. Pius X School, Mountlake Terrace

We are so inspired by these school communities as they bring missionary discipleship into our classrooms and out into the world – hallelujah! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either   Anna Clarke Johnson, Maryknoll (aclarke@maryknoll.org) or Sandy Barton Smith,OCS (sandra.smith@seattlearch.org)

In gratitude,
Kristin Dixon, Superintendent, Office for Catholic Schools
Anna Clarke Johnson, Maryknoll Mission Education
Sandy Barton Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Office for Catholic Schools