This week is Catholic Schools Week across our nation. The theme for this year's celebration is ''Dividends for Life'' - faith, knowledge, discipline and morals. As is well known, the Catholic community in Webster County owns a long heritage of Catholic education that it celebrates locally in St. Edmond Catholic School. This consolidated pre-K through 12 system represents a commitment of the Catholic community, which now spans almost 150 years, in providing for Catholic education. In 1862, when Fr. Marsh established the first Catholic school in Webster County, he was convinced that such a school would prove to be the most effective means for the Church to form children and young people in their Christian faith as well as provide them with a solid academic center. Fr. Marsh had the vision that such an investment in our youths would, indeed, pay ''dividends for life'' - for the individuals being formed, for the community of faith and for the wider civic community. And today the Holy Trinity Catholic community is joined by our many non-Catholic Christian partners in realizing such dividends for life in the Christian formation of our young people.