Students participate in daily prayer at St. Joseph Catholic School. We begin our day with a school wide assembly during which we pray together as a student body. Students also pray regularly at other times during their day in their classrooms. As well, all grade levels participate in daily religion classes. During the months of October and May we pray a decade of the rosary daily at morning assembly.
Families are invited to attend liturgical services. The student body attends Mass weekly and on Holy Days of Obligation during the school year. These student masses are led by a different classroom each week. At these masses, the students are the lectors, gift bearers, and altar servers.
Mass on Fridays is followed by Adoration. Parents/Families are welcome to join us. Different classrooms will attend Adoration at various times throughout the year.
During Lent, Stations of the Cross are scheduled weekly. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available periodically throughout the year. The student body honors Mary in a special way at assembly during October and May.
The following sacramental preparation is part of the religion curriculum for the grade levels in which they are celebrated:
•First Reconciliation – 2nd grade
•First Eucharist – 3rd grade
•Confirmation – 8th grade
•Parents of individual students who haven’t had the opportunity to receive these sacraments but wish to do so can ask the classroom teacher or parish office for more information.