Faith & Worship
Parents are always welcome to worship with the students. All School Liturgies are scheduled on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
Kindergarten students participate in prayer services and some special Liturgies. Liturgical music practice and prayer times are also scheduled for Grades 1 – 8. Reconciliation is offered to the students each month after the class Mass.
Parents are strongly encouraged to observe weekend worship by attending Eucharist (Mass) or church services regularly. This practice reinforces what our children are taught at St. Joan of Arc School and has a significant role in the faith formation of all St. Joan of Arc students.
Parents/guardians are involved in the sacramental preparation of their children. Parent/guardian classes are held before the Sacraments are received. Attendance by at least one parent/guardian is mandatory unless parents/guardians have taken the class within the previous two years.
First Communion: Grade 2
Reconciliation: Grade 2
Confirmation: Grade 8
All classes will incorporate some service experience into the religious education program.
The junior high students are required to complete twenty hours of service each of their two years, a total of forty hours. The service categories they should strive for are family, parish/school, and community. They should try to do an equal number of service activities in each area so not to limit their experience. This broadens their opportunities for learning through volunteer service work, Students are encouraged to become involved in several different ways trying new activities in which they have never participated.
Students may not gain any more than twenty hours in any one year. The reason is that, as students mature their outlook on life’s experiences change. Service opportunities should complement this growth experience.
Family “All In” Volunteer Program
Community is at the heart of Catholic Education not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be lived. The experience of community leads naturally to service. God gives people different gifts, not only for themselves, but to share with others.
At St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, we have truly been blessed with supportive families! Parents’ active, positive participation in the life of the school and the ideas, energy, and expertise this involvement brings, sends a strong message to our children about a parent’s commitment to them, their education, and the community which we are all called to serve.
The simple goal of SJA “All In” is to equitably distribute volunteer hours across ALL of our school families. From June 1, 2017–May 31, 2018, we are encouraging a minimum commitment of 15 volunteer hours per family. Each of you is a vital resource, and your children are the beneficiaries. We are truly grateful for your willingness to share your time and talent with the students of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic School community.