Spiritual Formation

Formation in faith and morals is the primary reason for the existence of St. Catherine’s. Not only is Religion taught daily, faculty and staff seek to develop a school culture centered on Christ, faithful to His Church and the teachings and Traditions of the Catholic Church.

The spiritual life is a life-long journey of growing in relationship with God. Children as St. Catherine's experience God during the school day, including Religion class, daily prayer, weekly liturgy and various religious events throughout the year.

Students attend all-school Mass weekly. Parents and families are encouraged to join our school community at this Eucharistic celebration. First Friday devotions take place in the form of a day-long Eucharistic Adoration within the chapel in the school. During the months of October and May, students pray the Rosary daily in honor of our Blessed Mother.

The liturgical life of the Church is well observed by the students. Opportunities for the sacrament of Reconciliation are available during the Advent and Lenten seasons. Middle school students perform the Christmas Pageant and Living Stations to prepare all students for the Christmas and Triduum celebrations, respectively.

Students in second grade receive preparation for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. One full day retreat precedes the students’ First Holy Communion day.

Middle School students participate in a grade-level spiritual retreat within the first quarter of the school year to prepare themselves to assume the role of Christian leadership in the school.

The Virtue Education program, designed by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia, is an integral part of the religious and moral development of the students.