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 2016-2017 School Year

September Activities   Altar Server Training for grades 4 – 8:  Orientation – September 25:  Training – Week of September 26-29, 2017.  Virtus training: September 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

October Activities       Opening Exercises – During October and May the students will pray one decade of the rosary on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Students have rosaries available.

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 Wednesday, November 1, 2017.   

Virtus Safe Touching Lessons – Friday, November 3, 2017.

Second Grade Reconciliation Retreat – Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Mass – Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

December Activities   Advent Activities – Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) TBA, third through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.            

First Reconciliation – second grade – Friday, December 1, 2017, after 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8:15 a.m. Mass – students will present the message of Juan Diego and the Virgin.

Community Outreach Projects. 

Christmas Mass – Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

Christmas Eve–   Sunday, December 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – first grade students will present the Lessons in the Carols  prior to 4:30 p.m. Mass.

January Activities        Confirmation Retreat – Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

February Activities      Catholic Schools Week –  January 28 – February 2, 2018.

Grandparents Day – Friday, February 2, 2018, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

First Communion Retreat – Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018, 8:15 Mass.

Stations of the Cross – Friday, February 23, 2018.

Assessment of Children/Youth Religious Education (ACRE) TBA

March Activities         Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) –TBA, second through eighth grades – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         

First Communion – Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:00 (Noon).

Stations of the Cross –  Friday, March 9, 16, and 23, 2018, – 2:00 p.m

Holy Week Mass – Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 8:15 a.m. 

Holy Thursday Mass – Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – Second grade students come in their Communion Attire and participate in the procession.

April Activities        Confirmation practice – Wednesday, April 11, 2018,  7:00 p.m.

Confirmation – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

May Activities             May Procession/Crowning – Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Passing of the Torch – Friday, May 25, 2018, 8:15 a.m. Mass.

June Activities             Graduation Mass – Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Closing school Mass – Tuesday, June 5, 2018, – 8:15 a.m