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