Spiritual Life

Catholic Schools in collaboration with parents and guardians as the primary educators, seek to educate the whole child by providing an excellent education rooted in Gospel values. The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools is intended to describe how the most mission-driven, program effective, well managed, and responsibly governed Catholic schools operate.*

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is guided and driven by a clearly communicated mission that embraces a Catholic Identity rooted in Gospel values, centered on the Eucharist, and committed to faith formation, academic excellence and service.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School adhering to mission provides a rigorous academic program for religious studies and catechesis in the Catholic faith, set within a total academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture, and life.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School adhering to mission provides opportunities outside the classroom for student faith formation, participation in liturgical and communal prayer, and action in service of social justice.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School adhering to mission provides opportunities for adult faith formation and action in service of social justice.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School students and staff participate in the following:

  • Advent Wreath Lighting
  • Classroom Patron Saints
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Friends of the Orphans Mass
  • Grandparent Mass
  • May Crowning
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Student Led Daily Prayer
  • Sunday Mass
  • Weekly Mass

*Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago in partnership with Roche Center for Catholic Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College (2012)

 

 

Sacrament Preparation

 

Reconciliation

Second graders who have been baptized in the Catholic faith prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation as part of the Religion curriculum for second grade.

Confirmation and

First Eucharist

Third graders who have received Reconciliation prepare for and receive Confirmation and First Eucharist. Third graders will focus on these sacraments as part of the Religion curriculum for third grade.

Students in fourth through eighth grade are referred to the parish to register for Sacrament preparation classes.

Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade students attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes in the Atrium.

Junior High Youth Ministry

This program is for all 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students and meets onTuesdays from 7- 8 p.m. 
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