Religious Education Activities

Step on the campus any school day and the classrooms and halls are filled with activities that resonate with spirit of who we are as a Catholic School.  Faculty and staff strive to provide an environment that blends the academic  dimension of the school with the spiritual awareness of being created in the image and likeness of God.  Morning prayer, daily religion lessons, weekly Mass, retreats, Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy being lived out permeate the school.  The intangible gift of faith becomes tangible as the school community worships God and through the worship reach out to the community in sharing time, talent and treasure.

 

Sacramental preparation provides rich faith filled opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats, liturgies, meetings and practices.  Each even focuses on the personal encounter the sacraments provide within the context of community.

Overview of Religious Education Activities for 2019-2020 School Year

September Activities   Altar Server Training for grades 4 – 8:  Orientation – September 23:  Training – Week of September 24-25, 2019.

October Activities       Opening Exercises – During October and May the students will pray one decade of the rosary on Mondays and Wednesdays at flag raising.  Students have rosaries available.  First Reconciliation Parent Meeting October 30, 2019.  Assessment of Children/Youth Religious Education (ACRE) – October 21 -25, 2019.

November Activities   All Saints’ Celebration – Students in third grade will select a saint and will dress and present a report on the life of the saint during the 8:15 a.m. Mass on Friday, November 1, 2019.   Veteran’s Mass – Friday, November 8, 2019    Second grade Reconciliation Retreat – Friday, November 22, 2019  Thanksgiving Mass – Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.

December Activities    Advent Activities – Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) – December 5, 2019, third through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     First Reconciliation – second grade – Friday, December 6, 2019, after 8:15 a.m. Mass.    Our Lady of Guadalupe – Thursday, December 12, 2019, 8:15 a.m. Mass – students will present the message of Juan Diego and the Virgin.   Virtus Safe Touching Lessons – Friday, December 13, 2019.    .   Christmas Mass – Friday,  December 20. 2019.         Community Outreach Projects  TBA.    Christmas Eve– Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – first grade students will present the Lessons in the Carols  prior to 4:30 p.m. Mass.

January Activities        Confirmation Parent Meeting – Wednesday, January 15, 2020  Confirmation Retreat – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   .  First Holy Communion Parent meeting –Wednesday, January 22, 2020.    Catholic Schools Week – January 27 – January 31, 2020.      Grandparents Day – Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

February Activities      First Communion Retreat – Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  .   Ash Wednesday – February 26, 2020, 8:15 Mass.      Stations of the Cross –February 28, 2020.

March Activities          Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) – (Tentative) March 19, 2020, second through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   First Communion – Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ Noon.  Stations of the Cross –March 13, March 27.  Confirmation practice – Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @  7:00 p.m.  Confirmation – Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

April Activities             Holy Week Mass – Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 8:15 a.m.  Holy Thursday Mass – Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – Second grade students come in their Communion Attire and participate in the procession.

May Activities             May Procession/Crowning – Friday, May 1, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Mass.  Passing of the Torch – Friday, May 22, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Mass.  Graduation Mass – Friday, May 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m.      

June Activities             Closing school Mass – Wednesday, June 3, 2020, – 8:15 a.m.