Religion is a part of everything that occurs within the school program, but each day the children have a formal religion class in which they learn the teachings of the faith. The children have textbooks that address the diocesan grade level standards, and the teachers supplement the texts with many other materials. They use bibles to read and analyze scripture, they interpret the scripture in an age-appropriate manner, and they apply the teachings to their everyday lives. They look at the scripture from a historical and a geographical perspective.
Within the religion curriculum, the students are encouraged to discover how their faith impacts their life. They learn to celebrate their faith in liturgy and prayer. They learn to value diversity and protect all of God’s creation. They celebrate their own self-worth by using their talents to achieve, to communicate, and to solve problems. They share their talents with others and seek opportunities for community service.
We want to share this special prayer with all our parents. The eighth grade class worked together to write a modified version of the Prayer of St. Francis. They used Ignatian ideas to add reflections to the prayer. They led the school in this beautiful prayer after today’s Mass.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Help our St Ignatius Community be mindful of
one another and Find God in ALL things.
Today I looked up to the sky
And watched the clouds go drifting by.
I think You, God, for Your great love;
You made the sun and stars above,
The big round moon that shines so bright -
They light the way both day and night.
I thank You for the things we share
And for the beauty everywhere.
As we begin this new school year at St. Ignatius, we would like to welcome you and your child/children to the Sacrament Preparation Program. Second grade is a special year because your child is invited to receive two other sacraments, Eucharist and Reconciliation. Please open the attached documents for more details about Sacrament preparation.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual Group.
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.