Singing with Pastor Rich
The religious education component of our school program is vital to our identity as a Catholic school. We teach religion on a daily basis, centering our curriculum on the major areas of faith development: scripture, dogma, liturgy, prayer, and sacraments. Our teachers use materials that include The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Bible and grade-level appropriate textbooks.
Our staff is concerned not only with the intellectual development of our students but with their moral and spiritual formation as well. The Principal opens each day with Morning Prayer over the PA system, reminding students that they are God’s well-loved children and urging them to care for one another. Teachers engage students in prayer before and after religion class, before meals and after meals, and at appropriate times during a school day. They also involve their students in preparing for and participating in the liturgies and prayer services that are part of school life.
Children are instinctively imitative. For this reason, the staff of St. Patrick School makes a conscious effort to model what they teach, to offer the children an example of a community of Catholic adults dedicated to the development of their charges. The Mission and Philosophy statements outlined in the handbook are the milestones we follow in shaping the religious education of our students.