Whole-school morning and afternoon prayer & daily gospel reflection
Lunchtime and snack prayer before meals
Weekly student-led, all-school mass
Advent and Lenten Prayer Services
Weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent
Living Stations of the Cross presented by Middle School
Blessing of the Pets
Visit from St. Nicholas
Classroom Advent Wreath
May Crowing of Mary
Sacramental preparation in 2nd grade
Daily religion classes and grade-level religious retreats
Altar Server training
Do unto Others….
Monthly Mission days allow students to help in the community
Each family completes 40 stewardship hours each school year
Teachers & parents model Christ’s service to others
Parents may volunteer for projects, listen to children read, go through math flash cards, chaperone field trips, help with fundraising, assist with mission days, and support the students and teachers.
Opening Day Prayer
Dear Lord and Father of all,
Thank you for today.
Thank you for ways in which you provide for us all.
For Your protection and love we thank you.
Help us to focus our hearts and minds now on what we are about to learn.
Inspire us by Your Holy Spirit as we listen and work.
Guide us by your eternal light as we discover more about the world around us.
We ask all this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Traditional Prayer for After Lunch
We give you thanks for all your gifts, Almighty God,
Who lives and reigns, forever and ever, Amen.
And may the souls of the faithful departed,
Through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace, Amen.
Closing Day Prayer
Dear Lord, When two or more come together in Your name You are with us. Thank you, Lord, that you have been with us throughout this day
And that you are with us right now Inspire us as we leave this place to love and serve You always In the name of Jesus, Amen
Mission Days are opportunities for students to provide goods and services for others in our surrounding community. Each grade level typically has one mission day per year. On these mission days, all students bring in cans of food or financial support. In addition, students provide services such as working at the Food Pantry or visiting shut-ins at the nursing home.
2016-2017 Mission Days
Sept. 15th – Foundation for Prader-Willi Research–PreK
Oct. 24th – Sheltering Wings – Popcorn and Juice – 1st Grade
Jan. 30th – Feb. 3rd – Souper Bowl Food Collection for St. Marks (CSW) with Jersey Day – Monday Feb. 6th – Kindergarten
Feb. 24th – Kendra Spring Foundation – bring $1 and wear a hat – 3rd Grade
Mar. 21st – Down Syndrome Awareness Day – 5th Grade
April 28th – St. Mark’s Drive – MS
May 16/17th– BOGO Book Fair for PTO
* Joseph Maley Day of Service The middle school participates in the Joseph Maley Day of Service each year. They learn about various non-profit organizations and then travel to serve in different ways at the site they are assigned. Students also learn about the particular needs and mission of their organization and how they can help to get involved in volunteering. The remainder of the afternoon is spent reflecting and discussing their experiences with the service in which they were engaged. All students are given this opportunity to learn more about their individual gifts and interests and how they can use those to continue a lifetime of service.
Middle School Lenten Project
Parents and students host one of the Friday Soup Suppers and Stations of the Cross during Lent each year. The 8th Grade students present the Stations of the Cross. Parents in the middle school provide soups, breads, and desserts for the meal provided to parish families.