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Faith

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.

Mass

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, and the choir.
  • Mass on Thursday is attended by second and third grade students. 
  • Mass on Friday is attended by fourth through eighth grade students in-person and Kindergarten through 3rd grade students virtually.

Adoration

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.

Reconciliation

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.

Saint Award

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.
October 2020 Saint Awards were given to the following students for demonstrating the virtue of respect:
Our October Saint: St. John Paul II
Omar Gonzalez
Delaney Neal
Aiden Lang
Isabella Gonzalez
Caroline Paquette

Sky Le
Aubrey Creed
Henry Skaggs
Anna Lunde

Ben Harral
Lucy Loring
Sofia Fores
Evan Alessi
Joey Zoretic

 

Isabella Torrez
Kate Voss
Nevin Rush
Ingrid Arnold
Benjamin Cobb

Clergy Involvement

We are blessed to have very engaged and involved priests as part of our parish school. Monsignor David teaches 8th Grade Religion on a weekly basis as well as spending time in multiple classrooms throughout the year. He is also part of the School Board and the Scholarship Committee.
Father Mike is on campus several days a week. Whether as a guest teacher or joining the students at lunch or recess, he strives to help our students understand the priesthood in a different light.
We are happy to welcome Father Rodolphe back to SVdP. Before being assigned to our parish, he visited our school and gave the students meaningful information about how we can help our sister parish and schools in Bombordopolis, Haiti.