As a Catholic school, we place the highest value on our faith and the way it touches every aspect of our lives. Prayer and religious formation are central to the daily experience at St. Cornelius. Students are taught to actively live their faith and to recognize the role it continually plays in helping them grow as caring, moral individuals.
At St. Cornelius, our Catholic beliefs are woven throughout all facets of academic and social life. Our goal is to develop within each of our children a moral conscience - a soul - that will help guide them in today’s world.
RELIGIOUS FORMATION –
- Daily prayers frame the students’ day.
- In religion classes, students learn the tenets and social teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Discussions of God and faith can pervade class discussions, projects and events.
- Each month, students prepare and participate in an all school Mass.
- Faith Families and Buddy classes, the backbone of student relationships, unite younger & older students at Mass & other school activities.
- Students are fully prepared for the sacraments of First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion.
- Students participate in Catholic traditions such as Rosary and Stations of the Cross.
- While our curriculum emphasizes the Catholic faith, students are also taught to understand and respect people of every religious background. All are welcome.
All students plan and attend a Monthly School Mass.
- Students in Grades 1-8 may participate in the liturgy as altar servers.
- A routine of again before dismissal is followed.Blessings are said before meals.
- All grades (K-8) have age appropriate service projects throughout the school year.
- First Communion- Grade 2
- Reconciliation - Grade 2
- All Grades