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Formed in Faith

Catholic traditions and Gospel values are an integral part of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School's educational program.  Students are formed in the Faith through daily prayer and weekly Religion classes taught three days a week. Students attend Mass once a week and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Students also participate in special schoolwide prayer services and Holy Days of Obligations. Students are encouraged, motivated and challenged to become:

  • Can show a basic knowledge of Scripture, liturgy and teachings of the Church.
  • Relates religious knowledge to life situations and identifies moral choices based on the teachings of the Church.
  • Is active in the sacramental life of the Church through regular participation of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. 
  • Expresses belief in God by personal and communal prayer, especially the liturgical prayer of the Church.
  • Contributes to the welfare of others through service to family, school, parish, and community.
  • Makes decisions whose conscience is formed by the teachings of the Church. 
  • Is a witness to the Faith with a strong Catholic/Christian identity.
  • Is forgiving, compassionate, and kind.