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Faith Life

The mission of Sacred Heart School demands that we be more than an excellent school. We are also a ministry of the parish, helping our students to develop a life of faith and works as they grow into their role as contributing members of the church. 

The principles of our Catholic faith are integrated into the school. Religion class teaches that Jesus was sent to show divine goodness and human potential for good. The Salvation history unfolds through the study of Hebrew and New Testament Scriptures. Students are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus by studying the elements of our faith and by serving the community. Basic concepts of social justice are emphasized. Students attend Mass together once a week, with different grades taking turns to plan and lead participation in the services. Preparation for the sacraments is included at the appropriate grade levels, including: 

  • 2nd Grade: First Reconciliation and First Communion
  • 8th Grade: Confirmation
 
Multiple school-wide service projects throughout the school year give children the opportunity to develop a committed faith that touches the heart. Students are welcomed into a warm, nurturing environment where they are expected to treat each other with respect and kindness. 
 
Prayer Families
Sacred Heart School started a program called Prayer Families. There are twelve Prayer Families, each led by an 8th graders, are made up of students from each grade all the way down to preschool. Each month, the 8th grader prepares a lesson and activity to share with their group. This year, we are focusing on the Corporal Works of Mercy, working through one each time we meet. Prayer Families allow us the opportunity to share our faith across grade levels while giving our 8th grade Confirmation candidates a chance to lead and teach younger students.