Our Catholic identity is something that we are very proud to share. Families of all faiths are welcome to share as we practice our Catholic Christian values every day.
How is our Catholic faith shared on a daily basis? We start each school day with prayer as a way to prepare for the day. During lunch, time is spent thanking God for the bounty and blessings we have received. We end each day again with prayer as a time for reflection. In between, our teachers and staff are sure to integrate Gospel values and God's message into lessons in all subjects.
Our Catholic faith is also taught to each student during PK-8 religion classes and our school attends Mass each Friday as an entire student body. Masses are held each Wednesday for grades 1-4, and then 5-8 the following week. Friends and family are encouraged to join us!
At Saint Monica Catholic School, you see our faith alive each and every day.
Classroom Family Icon
Each week a different classroom will have the icon of the Holy Family. During that week the classroom, as well the the families at home, will pray daily for vocations. CLICK HERE to join us each week in prayer.
St Monica Catholic School closely coordinates with our parish Religious Education and Youth and Young Adult Ministry programs to meet the instructional preparation guidelines recommended by the Roman Catholic Church.
Students receive preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist during the school day in 2nd grade. In addition, they join with students in our parish Religious Education program for a weekend retreat and for First Communion in the spring.
Students are eligible for Confirmation preparation in 8th grade. This instructional preparation is done with our religion teacher during the school day. The 8th grade year begins with the Confirmation Mass in the fall.
Saint Monica Catholic School coordinates with our parish Religious Education and Youth and Young Adult Ministry programs for families seeking the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation for their children outside of the timeframes listed above.
Mass & Prayer
The celebration of our children's liturgy is central to our community at Saint Monica Catholic School! Each Wednesday and Friday during the school year, mass is celebrated at 8:00 a.m. in our parish sanctuary. We welcome parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and any guests new to our parish and/or school to celebrate with us! Each of our students has opportunities throughout the school year to prepare and assist with our mass celebrations from leading the choir to being a lector. Teachers prepare their classes for masses on Friday and then every other Wednesday at 8am.
Our serving program instructs young Catholic men and women to serve at the altar during Sunday mass, weddings, and funerals. This is a ministry of service offered to and for God. We try as best we can to help all servers come to the knowledge that this is a privileged ministry in which they are participating and therefore, should be done with much reverence. We, as community, are grateful for their service. The servers are directed by the associate pastor and are trained on a yearly basis. Any Catholic child from fifth grade to high school is invited to participate in this ministry. Contact Tim Bush at [email protected].
St. Monica parents are invited to serve as Eucharist Ministers during school masses. For information or to request to be put on the schedule, contact Alex Valle at [email protected].