RELIGION EDUCATION

The overall goal of religion classes at St. Therese Catholic School is to reach what we believe, celebrate, live and pray as Catholic Christians. This is achieved by teaching Catholic vocabulary and practices; and providing students the opportunity to act morally and justly to spread the Good News. Our ultimate goal is that learning will translate into faith.

Blest Are We by Silver Burdett Ginn is used in Kindergarten, but Walking by Faith published by Brown-Roa is used throughout the rest of the school. Classroom teachers use the Pflaum gospel as a weekly supplement on Fridays. Students are tested weekly on their comprehension of faith concepts.

All classes participate in weekly liturgies rotating through the grade each month. Students act as cantor, choir members, readers, servers and presenters of the offertory gifts. Celebrations include Advent and Lenten services, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, special Masses, Faith Journeys, and Catholic Schools Week. Each day begins with prayers, scripture reading, and meditation. The rosary is always inclusive within the classroom. There are several community projects to reach out and serve the people of God within our community and the world.