Liturgy & Sacraments

Religious worship is an integral part of a child’s growth and a central part of the Catholic identity of the school. Students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade attend Mass once a week on Fridays at 8:00 am, and Holy Days of Obligation at 8:00 a.m.

On the first Thursday of each month, the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is here at our parish. All students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade may spend time in prayer for vocations for our church.

The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion are administered in second grade. Reconciliation services for grades 3-8 are scheduled during the Advent and Lenten seasons.

Parents of any student(s) preparing to receive the sacraments must participate in the Sacramental Preparation Program offered by the school as a condition to their child’s reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. At least one parent must attend the mandatory parent meetings for two full years prior to a student receiving his/her sacraments.

Any student in a grade level higher than grade two that is baptized and desires to receive Reconciliation and/or First Communion must contact the principal in September of the current school year to make arrangements for preparation. There is a required fee for the sacramental preparation for retreat and meeting expenses that varies year to year. Any student that is not baptized and wishes to begin the sacramental process must do so through the Parish Religious Education program.

School Prayer Focus

All School Morning Prayer takes place Mondays in the courtyard at 8:00 a.m. A variety of prayer experiences are used, including scripture reading, and music. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, students participate in morning prayer in their individual classrooms. Each month, the school focuses on a specific prayer that is prayed at the end of each school day.

Holy Days & Feasts

The school community participates in liturgical events that center around Holy Days of Obligation and special Feast Days. Some Holy Days and Feast Days that are celebrated by attending mass or prayer services are All Saints Day, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Thursday. In May a special prayer service is often held to honor Mary.