Catechetics is the center of the Catholic school. A conscious effort is made to create a Christ-centered atmosphere by stressing Christian values and morality in the classroom as well as throughout the school. A conscious effort is made to integrate catechetics into every aspect of the school curriculum.
Our belief in Jesus has drawn us to this school community. Our beliefs are expressed in and strengthened by daily communal prayer. Students develop skills and a love for the Church's daily worship. Prayer includes a prayer each morning, prayers before and after lunch and at the end of the day.
Attention is also given to the seasons of the year, to the anniversaries of historical figures and peacemakers of our time, and to the civil holidays that have significance for our children.
Faith experiences are an integral part of catechetics. Opportunities for Eucharistic Liturgies, Reconciliation, Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, other Catholic prayers, classroom prayer and service to others are to be included. Community is at the heart of Catholic education, not simply as a concept to be learned, but as a reality to be lived.
The principal, in conjunction with the Pastor and the Catechetical Administrator, work with the teachers in the religious development and sacramental preparation of the students. Parent Preparation Programs for Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation are held during the year. These are parish programs and involve all eligible children and parents of the parish.
LITURGY AND SACRAMENTS
Liturgy will be attended by students in all grades weekly. THIS DAY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Kindergarten attends weekly all-school Liturgies and all-school Liturgies for holy days of obligation, beginning in October.
Non-Catholic students will attend Liturgies with their class, but they may not receive Holy Communion.
Parents and family members are welcome to attend all school Liturgies; however, because the Mass is a sacred ceremony, photographing and videotaping are not allowed.
Students have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent.
Students in grade 2 are prepared for and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Students in grade 8 are prepared for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
All students are expected to actively participate during liturgies through prayer, song, and verbal responses.
Respect for the presence of God requires that students remain quiet before, during, and after Mass