Faith Formation

The parish vision statement says, “We, the Catholic community of St. Aloysius, guided by the Holy Scripture and Church tradition, with the help of the Holy Spirit, are working towards the Kingdom of God on Earth.”  St. Aloysius Catholic School is an important part of that mission.

We believe that parents are the primary religious educators, but we are proud of our role in the students’ Christian formation.  They are challenged to reach beyond themselves in service and works of social justice.  We celebrate our common faith and we welcome those of other faiths and cultural backgrounds.

The school day begins and ends with prayer, often led by our students, and there is classroom prayer before lunch.  Both personal and community prayer are a regular part of the experience of all St. Aloysius students.

Religion Classes
We believe that Religion class and our focus on faith in all curricular areas is important in the formation of character. Loyalty to God and country and respect for the dignity and rights of all are some of the essential elements instilled through the teaching of Religion. It is the mission of St. Aloysius Elementary and Junior High School to aid the student in not only knowing his or her faith, but also putting it into practice.

Sacramental Programs
Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion is a highlight of the second grade.  The students in grade eight prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. For each of these programs, parents are required to participate in parent meetings and retreat experiences to help his or her child prepare for the reception of the sacrament. It is recommended that your sacramental reception and preparation be completed at your home parish.