SJHE Mission Statement
We are a private group of homeschooling families based at St. John the Evangelist Church (Warrenton, VA), a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Arlington (VA). Under the spiritual direction of our pastor, our primary mission is to support each other's vocation as principal and primary teachers of our children through prayer, works of mercy, as well as educational, spiritual, and social activities. We, as parents, have primary responsibility for the spiritual, moral, and educational formation of our children. "The fruitfulness of conjugal love extends to the fruits of the moral, spiritual, and supernatural life that parents hand on to their children by education" (CCC 1653). "The home is the first school of Christian life and ‘a school for human enrichment.’ Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous -- even repeated -- forgiveness, and above all, divine worship in prayer and the offering of one's life" (CCC 1657). We are mindful that we are part of the greater St. John the Evangelist community of faith, and that, as members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we seek to cooperate with the Church "for the sake of its growth and life" (CCC 910). With this in mind, we strive to be faithful to the voice of our Head, Jesus Christ, through the teaching authority of His Church.
SJHE shall not, as a group, lend its name to endorse or finance any individual or entity that supports causes that are contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. SJHE may, with a two-thirds majority vote of the Board, donate annually not more than ten (10) percent of its net revenue from the prior fiscal year to an individual or entity for a worthy cause that is not associated with a political party or candidate for office.