Even though many teachers in public and private schools are truly serious, authentic Christians, they still are not able to make their faith known to their students.  They may not even be able to show them the direct connection between their faith and how they live it. 

In addition, regardless of how well structured the CCD programs are taught and no matter how committed the teacher is towards their students, the practice of the Catholic faith is still a “Sunday thing” because it is not integrated into their daily lives each day in public school.

By contrast, our prayer and opportunities for worship have become so commonplace in Catholic schools (morning announcements, before games, before class, before tests, during weekly masses, etc.) that it becomes almost an “ordinary” thing and a repetitive ritual that becomes second nature to them.