Faith Based Curriculum

Daily religion classes are part of the regular school curriculum. While religious instruction is offered at school, parents are the first and foremost catechists for their children. Parents catechize and communicate values powerfully by example, love, and instruction. Active involvement in the parish, readiness to serve others, and frequent and spontaneous prayer fosters the profession of faith in all families.

The parish Faith Formation Director, Dr. Cheryl Fournier provides a comprehensive approach to formation for the sacraments. The teachers provide the classroom component of this preparation. According to the United States bishops, parents have the “right and duty” to be intimately involved in the sacramental preparation of their children. It is the policy of the Board of Education that parents of children in the sacramental programs of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are required to attend special parent preparation meetings. Questions regarding the sacraments should be directed to the Religious Education Office at 276-2059. Our teachers will also help if you call the school office at 276-1061.

• Formal class preparation and celebration for the sacrament of Reconciliation takes place in second grade. It is highly encouraged that the sacrament be received on a regular basis.
• Study of the Eucharist begins in grade 1 and is celebrated in grade 2. Both the preparation for and the reception of First Holy Eucharist are a family affair.
• Mass is celebrated with the students on Wednesday each week and on Holy Days and other special occasions. Each class plans and prepares liturgies during the year.
• Students in grades 2-8 have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation through planned penance services, by grade, during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
• Morning prayers are said school-wide and within the classrooms, as well as the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayers are said periodically during the day in classes, before lunch, and at dismissal. Students also have the opportunity to participate in school-wide Advent and Lenten services.




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