As a Catholic school, we accept, as our sacred duty, the
formation of every student according to the teachings and traditions of the
Catholic Church. For each student, we
seek to cultivate a disciplined spiritual life, firmly rooted in the Sacraments,
especially the Holy Eucharist, as the source and summit of the Christian life.
Our Catholic identity is integrated into every aspect of
the education and formation your child will receive at St. Joseph Catholic School.
Students attend weekly Mass on Wednesdays, at 9:00 am,
in St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Parents and family members are welcome to join us for Mass.
When schedule changes are needed, this will be
communicated via the Weekly Newsletter.
St. Joseph students are an active part of the Mass. They
sing in the choir and grades 6-8 serve as lectors.
Students engage in daily devotions, weekly virtues, Eucharistic Adoration,
the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent,
and grade-level spiritual retreats.
Students in the 2nd and 8th grades receive
classroom preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of
Holy Eucharist (2nd grade), and the Sacrament of Confirmation (8th
grade). These students also attend a retreat specifically designed to draw them
closer to the Lord and to grow in their faith. These retreats incorporate
games, talks, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, and Mass to help prepare
their hearts for receiving these Sacraments. The 2nd and 8th
grade years are extremely important in the faith formation of our students.
…teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.
And remember, I am
with you always until the end of the age.