Catholic Identity

Catholic Identity Holy Family Catholic School

 

TEACH THE MESSAGE

·         Daily religious education classes

·         Textbook series presents significant depth in terms of scripture

·         A reasonable amount of class assignments and projects at each grade level

·         Uniform curriculum is in total compliance with Archdiocesan religious Education standards.  Classrooms contain a Bible for each student in all grades.

·         Parish priest in classrooms at all grade levels throughout the year

·         Sacramental Preparation programs for parents & students in Grades 2

·         Annual school-wide theme and seasonal themes developed by liturgy committee to focus upon Christian behavior

·         Catholic Family Services counselors scheduled annually for classroom presentations/workshops regarding appropriate Christian behavior vs. bullying

·         ACRE tests as annual assessments (Grades 5 & 8)

·         Faith integration throughout the curriculum

 

COMMUNITY

·         Active mission committee that plans the annual school-wide mission calendar and its various activities.

·         Outreach to local community:

·         Food Pantry

·         Thanksgiving Food Drive

·         Christmas Clothing & Food Drive

·         Clothing drive

·         Mission Penny Drive

·         Students make Christmas Cards for use in area nursing homes & adult day care facility

·         National outreach:

·         Hurricane relief efforts

·         Jump Rope for Heart (American Heart Assoc.)

·         International outreach

 

 

 

SERVICE

·         Students serve as Mass servers, cantors, choir members, lectors, petition readers, gift bearers & signers. (Kindergarten through Grade 8)

·         Student assistance at school for various projects and programs

 

PRAYER & WORSHIP

·         Student led prayer throughout the day

·         Weekly mass

·         Prayer services (Kindergarten and other grade levels)

·         Sacramental Preparation programs for parents and students

·         Christmas stations (Advent)

·         Eucharistic Adoration

·         Living Rosary

·         Stations of the Cross

·         Devine Mercy Chaplet

·         Seder Meal

·         Blessing of the Throats (Feast of St. Blaise)

·         Blessing of the Pets (Feast of St. Francis)

·         Distribution of ashes (Ash Wednesday)

·         Holy Days of Obligation

·         Catholic Schools Week – Sunday Service

 

MORAL FORMATION

·         Daily prayer throughout the day

·         Daily religious education instruction

·         Weekly student liturgies

·         Sacramental Preparation programs

·         Pastor provide religious instruction in a variety of classrooms/grade levels

·         Eighth grade participates in annual archdiocesan essay contest

·         Classroom Bibles (a Bible for each student in Grades 3-8)

·         Presentations/workshops regarding appropriate Christian behavior vs. bullying

·         Annual school-wide theme and seasonal themes developed by liturgy committee to focus upon Christian behavior

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