What makes us Catholic?
Jesus Christ is at our core. To give you a deeper understanding of what we mean, here are some of the principles of Catholic Identity that we live out at our school. These are based on the principles outlined by The Cardinal Newman Society.
Sacred images, traditions, and Sacraments of the Catholic Church permeate the school culture. Rooted in Christ, days begin and end with prayer – with plenty of other opportunities to pray and hear God’s Word through scripture, throughout the day. Weekly Mass attendance, prayer services, and other celebrations help students gain an understanding of what it means to be a member of Christ’s Church and appreciate the graces that come from regular reception of the Sacraments.
INSPIRED BY DIVINE MISSION
Prayer experiences and reception of the Sacraments are abundant. The religion curriculum and teaching methodology are alive and vibrant in our classrooms. Opportunities to encounter Christ throughout the day are plentiful. Catholic education is sustained by the prayers of our students, teachers, staff, families, and our parish community.
IMPARTS A CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
Everything students learn and encounter at our school, is done through a Catholic lens. As Christians we understand that we are set apart and called to live in the world but not of it (John 17:15-21), while seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those He puts before us. Students learn about their responsibilities to society and the Church and working for the common good.
MODEL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY
Faith formation begins in the home and is further enriched by our Catholic school community. Parents and teachers are united in the mission of being joyful witnesses of the Christian faith by living out their faith in their daily lives. Our school community is a warm and welcoming environment, which not only enables students to flourish academically, but spiritually as well.
Regular Mass attendance helps students
- Develop a heart of gratitude and optimism
- Express their faith and commitment to God
- Understand they are created out of love for a purpose
- Intensify their relationship and friendship with Jesus
- Develop a strong moral compass
- Understand God’s design for marriage and family
- Respect for the inherent dignity of every human person
- Become joyful witnesses and disciples for Christ