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Spiritual Growth

Our students LEARN about their faith every day to grow in their LOVE for God and others, and to put that faith into ACTion now and throughout their lives. 



  • Daily religious instruction at all grade levels


  • Both Catholic and non-Catholic students learn and participate side-by-side.  15% of the SJCS student body is non-Catholic


  • Students complete their religious education requirements during the school day rather than after hours on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings.  Students receive sacramental prep for First Communion, First Reconciliation, and year one of Confirmation in class


  • On the National Assessment of Children/Youth Religious Education test, students in Catholic Schools score, on average, 16 percentage points higher than children in parish religious education


  • The Youth Minister for St. Joseph Parish teaches the 8th grade religion class to help them smoothly transition into parish youth ministry and keep their spiritual life healthy even after graduation



  • Our pastor is a highly visible part of the day.  His office is in the school building which makes it very common to see him in classrooms, in the hallways, at pickup and dismissal, and even eating lunch with the students


  • Opportunities for prayer, worship, reflection, and service to others.  Twice each week the school day begins with Mass, and the other three days begin with a student-led morning prayer 


  • Emphasis on leadership, responsibility, social development, and independence through working with students across age lines and demographics



  • Community service opportunities include a monthly food and supply drive for the needy and a “day of service” for our older students


  • Students take leadership roles during liturgy as altar servers, lectors, choir, and gift bearers


  • Students lead monthly rosary, participate in Eucharistic adoration, and lead Stations of the Cross during Lent


  • 5th grade performs Living Stations of the Cross for the entire student body every year during Holy Week

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