faith & service

student life

faith & service

Service learning is an extension of our faith. We believe that by instilling a sense of personal responsibility to the community in which they live, our students will become productive, community-minded, global citizens with a heart to serve.

 

Whether it's making rosaries for RCIA candidates, donating produce from our garden to Friendship Trays, or collecting canned goods for needy families, our students are constantly looking for opportunities to serve their community.

Students engage in school-wide service learning projects to teach them the importance of giving back. Students often choose causes that hold special meaning for them, such as collecting school supplies for needy children.

service learning

our service is a reflection of our faith

  • Our prayer partner program enables students in older grades to mentor, attend Mass with, and share faith with students in lower grades. Upper grade students delight in the opportunity to shepherd their younger partners through each school Mass. Our prayer partners participate in service projects together throughout the year. 
  • Students attend, and participate in, Mass together every Friday in the Cathedral. 
  • Our school music program includes learning faith-based songs and students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to lead these songs at school Masses. 
  • Once a month, students may wear regular (non-uniform) clothes to school as a dress down day for charity. On each of these days, a charity is recognized and students are invited to bring in a small donation to support this charity (e.g. canned food or $1)

Celebrations throughout the year of church feast days and liturgical seasons provide the opportunity for students to learn about the history of the Catholic faith and develop a sense of belonging to our faith community.

  • Living Rosaries
  • A visit from St. Nicholas
  • 2nd grade Saints project
  • St. Patrick's Feast Day
  • Living Stations of the Cross
  • May Crowning Mass and presentation

faith & church
 

Daily prayer is an essential part of our school day. We begin and end each day together in prayer. We pray before and after meals and throughout the day at the beginning of many of our classes and meetings.

our faith

Our faith and spiritual growth comprise a core part of our curriculum.  We provide a monthly theme for students, focusing on moral and biblical values, and continually challenge students to consider, in any given situation, “What would Jesus do?”

 

Faith-based Activities

 

We offer a wide range of faith-based activities that bring our mission to life: encouraging the growth of each individual student spiritually, academically, 

emotionally, socially, and physically, through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

 

  • Religious Instruction – Religion is an integral part of each school day, as we strive to deepen each child’s relationship with God and knowledge of our Catholic faith. Activities including songs, art projects, games, stories, and writing projects help integrate our faith into our daily lives.

  • Adoration & rosaries

  • Catholic Schools Week - An annual celebration of the high-quality, faith-based  education the nation's Catholic schools provide. 

  • Sacramental Program – Although St. Patrick Catholic School is privileged to assist in preparing students for First Penance and First Eucharist, all other procedures for receiving these sacraments are guided by the Director of the Religious Education for each student’s home parish.