The purpose of religious education is to help students explore their Catholic faith, develop morally and grow in the understanding and practice of their faith. The curriculum teaches the catechetical year based on Catechism of the Catholic Church. It focuses on five topics: creed, sacraments, Commandments, prayer and service. Instruction also covers the Church’s liturgical seasons and celebrations.
Students attend Mass weekly and are encouraged to participate in the liturgy as lectors, cantors, ushers, altar servers and choir members. Additionally, 2nd grade students are prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Older students are given the opportunity to go to Confession at least twice during the school year. Students participate in service projects, both school-wide and as individual classes, to give them the opportunity to provide outreach to others.
Catholic Social Teaching
In order to integrate the Church’s social mission into our school, all grade levels participate in an individual service project to support the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Various school-wide projects are also coordinated.