Faith and Worship

FAITH FORMATION

* Daily prayer
* Weekly Mass for students
* Monthly All School Adoration and Rosary
* Sacramental preparation
* Religious education
* Student participation in the Liturgy

The Diocese of Toledo, through participation in its education programs, certifies teachers of Religion.  Religion is taught in all grades according to the course of study set forth by the diocesan Catholic Youth and School Services office.

 LITURGY

The school community celebrates liturgy each week.

All-school liturgies are scheduled for other special days. Celebration, thanksgiving, praise, a shared meal, and sacrifice are all a part of our participation in the Eucharist.  In the liturgy, we realize the continued presence of Jesus and, as a faith community we share in His love, His mercy and His forgiveness.

 CLASSROOM PRAYER

The entire school community prays together daily.  The children pray the traditional prayers of our Catholic faith (Our Father, Hail Mary), as well as gathering together to pray and celebrate daily experiences.  These prayer opportunities cultivate an awareness of the presence of God, talking with God, listening to God, and giving witness to His many gifts and blessings.  Students also pray together as a class at lunchtime.  All students, whether Catholic or not, are required to take part in prayer and liturgical activities.

 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Each year second grade students prepare to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.  Eighth grade students receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Parent sessions may be held to help their children prepare for the sacraments.  Non-Catholic students are invited to participate in the prayer services and preparation, but will not receive the sacraments.