Spiritual Program Overview
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." (Mt 28:19‐20) Go and Make Disciples – US Catholic Conference of Bishops
Discipleship and Evangelization
As a Catholic School, the fundamental responsibility we hold is the formation of our students, for them to acquire a deeper understanding of discipleship and evangelization. And beyond that understanding, to create in them a desire to become disciples and take up the walk with Jesus.
Our vision is to be the best educational institution that seeks to collaborate with parents in their responsibility of educating and forming their children, to include forming their character, helping them learn responsibility and embracing the beatitudes illuminated by the Catholic faith, which provides the capacity of influencing and transforming society through acts of service.
We recognize that man is a social being created by God and called to Holiness.
We recognize that the development of human virtures leads to perfection of the human person.
We recognize that parents are the primary educators of their children.
We believe that the order of our formative efforts should be oriented primarily to parents, then to teachers who serve “in loco parentis” in a unique way and finally to the students, reflecting the overall collaborative vision.
We believe that our purpose is to be of help and of service to parents and students.
Our educational focus is personalized as evidenced by our educational program and our focus on student formation through the use of Preceptories.
We seek in students' academic excellence and a solid human, intellectual and religious formation.
We maintain a permanent focus of finding the best educational practices that are possible in our school.
We maintain a high level of development for our facility and an expectation of professional and spiritual growth for each.
Taking Care of Discipleship – Teachers Leading Students in Knowing and Wanting to Become Disciples
The men and women who collaborate —indeed everyone who participates in Catholic education including parents, Catholic school teachers, and religious educators—have the obligation to assist in the formation of Discipleship. With this in mind, the theology department will present a program of study that will lead students towards becoming. This includes: works of piety ‐ attendance at daily Mass, receipt of the Eucharist, fasting, development of personal prayer, opportunities for spiritual reflection and healthy living and works of mercy – doing good, visiting the sick, feeding and clothing the poor, tithing and social activism.
Taking Care of Families ‐ General Sessions on Family Life & Virtue Development
There is an adage that says ‐ Families that PRAY together STAY together. There is some truth to such an adage but also to the notion that parents must stay close to their children and children close to their parents if both are to grow in love and protection of family values.
Taking Care of Parents ‐ Involvement with Couples in the Life of their Children ‐ APA
Often at this age, children begin to focus on their friends as a means of approval and socialization. This is a blessing for children and for parents. This blessing gives parents an opportunity to meet new couples and make new friends ‐ parents of their children's friends.
Taking Care of Students ‐ An Anthropological Approach to Sexuality
Human sexuality is a gift from God that needs to be better understood by parents and their children. Pope John Paul II, in the series of talks on the Theology of the Body, gave us the base upon which human sexuality could be better understood. Each grade level will be presented a series of seminars by FAMILY LIFEWORKS which has, as its focus, an anthropological study of human sexuality at the appropriate age level.