Spiritual Life

Nazareth School teachers and staff help students come to a deepened awareness of their relationship with God, allowing them to express their faith in their daily lives and choices.

Religious Development

The students, through their relationships within Nazareth School, shall experience Faith Community through participation in:

  • the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church;
  • the study of Sacred Scripture and Church tradition;
  • the various forms of prayer and paraliturgical celebration;
  • Christian service activities designed to raise the students’ awareness of social justice; and
  • discussions and activities designed to promote a reverence for all aspects of Christian living.

Catholic Prayers and Practices

As we are a Catholic School, we place great emphasis on providing a religious education for all students. We ask God to bless our work. We, as a school community, recognize the importance of both formal and informal prayer. We require the following prayers and doctrine by the grade level indicated: 

Kindergarten & Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grades 5 and 6
Grades 7 and 8

Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy Womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Catholic Sacraments and Experiences

Each Friday we hold Mass.

Students participate in weekly liturgical experiences, training for altar service, as well as reflection on the values and moral principles that guide their choices and actions.

Every week we hold a school-wide celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

First Communion Sacrament
This is a holy and special day where we focus on the sacrament as our little ones are welcomed to the table of the Lord. 

First Reconciliation (Penance) Sacrament
Students have the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation during the seasons of Advent and Lent.

Retreat Experiences and Days of Recollection
Eighth graders participate in retreat experiences and days of recollection.