Faith Formation

Faith Formation at Resurrection-St. Paul School

At Resurrection-St. Paul School, faith formation is integrated into the daily, weekly, and monthly curriculum with the following programs:

  • Mission Friday: Every Friday’s religion class is dedicated to the Gospel reading for the upcoming weekend. Students practice a guided meditation.
  • Mary Backpacks: A backpack containing a statue of Mary, a journal, rosary beads, and family prayer guide on the rosary is passed around to all students in Pre-K to grade 2. Students journal about their week with Mary in their home. *During the COVID pandemic, classes will continue to set aside time to learn about Mary and the Rosary.  
  • Friday Mass:  Individual grade levels virtually participate in Friday daily Mass with the parishioners of Church of the Resurrection on a rotating schedule.
  • Monthly Mass: Each month a different grade plans and leads participation for the Mass. All other grades participate in the mass virtually.
  • Holy Days of Obligation: The school will virtually celebrate Mass during Holy Days of Obligation in addition to our Monthly Mass.
  • Adoration:  Adoration is typically practiced every Monday on a rotating schedule by grade grouping. During the COVID pandemic, adoration is on hold.
  • Reconciliation: The sacrament of reconciliation is celebrated at school during lent and advent.
  • Stations of the Cross: We are blessed to have a beautiful outdoor Stations of the Cross area for students to visit and enjoy. Classes often walk this area in Religion class during Lent.
  • Prayer Services: Throughout the year, students plan and lead various school wide prayer services.  These prayer services are currently being held virtually.
  • Vocations Cross: Each year we design a “Vocations Cross” that reflects our school theme. Each month a different class holds the cross and prays a special intention for our Vocations.
  • Rosary and Novenas: Students have the opportunity to participate in the Rosary and other Novenas.
  • Retreats: Our 6th and 7th graders attend a retreat annually and our 8th graders attend two retreats during their final year.  
  • Youth Ministry Activities: Our middle school students are personally invited to join Church of the Resurrection and St. Paul youth ministry activities.
  • Instructional Masses: Both the Church of the Resurrection and St. Paul church 

The Catholic Identity Committee  maintains and nurtures the Catholic Identity of the school.  The members of this committee investigate opportunities for additional faith formation activities and field trips.  Some of these opportunities include: Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Shroud of Tourin presentations, Saint John Paul II exhibit, visits to the National Cathedral and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, presentations from Little Sisters of the Poor, and Vocational presentations.