Faith Formation



The goal of St. Patrick School religion program is to provide faith formation through instruction and experience in the Catholic faith so that the graduates of St. Patrick School will have:

  1. Learned God's message as proclaimed by the Church.

  2. Realized Jesus' presence in prayer and worship.

  3. Experienced community by witnessing to Jesus through word and deed among classmates and the larger community.

  4. Learned the essentials of Catholic doctrine.

  5. Developed a lifelong Christian attitude and have practiced it with others.

  6. Had exposure to sacred music.

  7. Had opportunities to perform service at each grade level


The objectives of the religion program is to provide the students learning experiences so that each student and graduate will have a strong Catholic Identity and will have:

  1. Planned and participated in prayer services and liturgies.

  2. Learned formal prayer and have grown accustomed to praying spontaneously.

  3. Learned the principle teachings of the Church as taught by Sacred Scriptures, Tradition, and the Magisterium.

  4. Comprehended and been able to explain the life of Jesus and His part in God's plan of salvation.

  5. Participated in all-school and/or classroom service projects.

  6. Prepared for and received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Eucharist, and Confirmation.

  7. Learned the elements of appropriate behavior in Church: reverence, prayer, posture, genuflection, and silence.

  8. Gained knowledge and learned to appreciate and respect people of other Christian and non-Christian faiths.