Students learning and actively living their faith on a daily basis is vital to the complete SVdP education. Prayer is integrated throughout each day. Students regularly attend Mass, Adoration, and Reconciliation; receive Sacramental preparation and religious instruction; and demonstrate their faith by working to develop virtues and treat each other with kindness. SVdP also has a very unique peer-nominated Saint of the Month award.
Our students are safely attending and having active roles in the Mass every week and on Holy Days of Obligation. SVdP students serve as altar servers, lectors, cantors, gift bearers, sound board operators, and the choir.
- Mass on Friday is attended by K-8 students.
Our Kindergarten through eighth grade students attend Adoration once a month. The practice of spending time, truly intentional and peaceful time, with the Blessed Sacrament allows us to experience God in ways that otherwise might go unnoticed in the busyness of our daily lives. Whether it be through specific prayers or meditation, our students become Guardian Angels of the Blessed Sacrament.
Jesus Christ, in His love and mercy, established this Sacrament so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God. Our second grade students make their First Reconciliation as part of their First Communion preparation. Third through eighth grade students have the opportunity for Reconciliation during Advent and during Lent each year.
Started in 2017, the Saint Award was designed to help foster character formation in our students. With a purpose of instilling a desire in each child to practice Catholic virtues at home and school, the program also allows for many ‘teachable moments’ that arise each day.
Throughout the month, students learn more about the Saint of the Month through classroom discussions and independent study. At the end of each month, students vote for a classmate that best represents the virtue of the chosen Saint of the Month, and the winners from each class are announced and celebrated.
August 2021 Saint Awards were given to the following students for demonstrating the virtue of hope:
Our August Saints: Saints Louis and Zelie