Sacred Heart School is a community that encourages personal faith in Jesus. Each day students participate in religious instruction, community prayer, and personal prayer. Throughout the school year we plan events and activities that speak to the church’s liturgical calendar.
We participate in the prayers of Advent, by gathering and lighting the advent wreath each day during the season. Our Christmas celebration is always themed around the the birth of Christ. Students participate in Lenten activities with their classmates, collecting coins for the poor, and enacting the Last Supper during the Holy Thursday Experience. Our 8th grade students present the Stations of the Cross to all our students and our parish members in a memorable and moving performance. Later in the school year everyone participates in Prayer Day. The students rotate between classes making crafts, meditating, or creating a skit that is based on the theme for the day. As the source and summit of the Christian life, the Celebration of Eucharist is a central part of school life at Sacred Heart. Students attend liturgy on the First Friday of each month. Masses are also held on feast days and other special occasions.
A class liturgy is prepared on the second Sunday of each month. During these liturgies the students proclaim the word, prepare the petitions, sing in the choir, serve at the altar, and take up the offering. This participation helps young people live out this sacred mystery and grow in their faith. Students are also encouraged to act as cantors, altar servers and choir members. Everyone is encouraged to participate in Generations of Faith, a parish educational program held three times each year.
Vacation Bible Camp takes place in June. This camp is for all children of the parish and our students participate as attendees, youth leaders, group directors, and volunteers. It is a wonderful beginning to summer fun with a great religious twist.
There are special programs and retreat days for the children preparing for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. The sacrament of reconciliation is formally available to students who have received their First Reconciliation during the seasons of Advent and Lent. The Adoration Chapel is also available to individuals or classes seeking a quiet place to pray.