Students daily have many opportunities to learn, practice and live their faith. It is woven formally yet seamlessly throughout the curriculum. As a school community we pray and read the Gospel together daily. We attend a student-led, school-wide Mass weekly and attend Masses during special liturgical seasons and on Holy Days of Obligation. Older students serve as mentors to our younger ones during the Mass—guiding their “Mass Buddies” through the various parts of the liturgy.
Our students participate fully in the sacraments—including sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and insure opportunities for confession. We celebrate Catholic traditions—such as an advent prayer service, the living stations, and May crowning. We carve out time for our students to experience adoration and benediction. We also carve out time for the Retreat Program which is in place for students in grades two through eight—with grades two through four meeting for half-day retreats and grades five through eight meeting for a full-day. In addition to our school-wide Mass—each class has an opportunity to celebrate the Mass in a more intimate way during Class Masses as one of our priests instructs them through each part of the liturgy.
All our students participate in Family Groups in which there are students represented from each grade level. The Family Groups, each guided by their own patron saint, meet regularly to learn more deeply about the faith together and to put it into action through various service projects, including making Christmas cards for residents of nursing homes.