Our school routine is rooted in prayer because we passionately believe our constant connection with God is essential to a life-transforming relationship with Him.
Daily prayer at St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School:
- We begin each day with a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer.
- Each classroom has a prayer corner and typically begins each religion class with prayers of praise and petition for the needs of others.
- We begin all school gatherings with prayer, including sporting events and practices.
- Our students pray before and after lunch.
- Our school day ends with a sending forth prayer.
In addition to these daily activities our students also experience:
- Students pray the rosary for world peace once a week with a group of parishioners. In addition, students also participate in Advent prayer services, Lenten Stations of the Cross, and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation twice a year.
- In October and May, students focus on the rosary and May is also the month Catholics traditionally honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus with a May Crowning Celebration.
- In addition, our students are encouraged to work toward an appreciation and comprehension of selected prayers as outlined in every grade level of our religion curriculum.
At St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School we believe that friendship with God is built by sharing all of our life experiences with Him in prayer. Our goal is to “pray continually" (Thessalonians 5:17), conversing with God while we teach, study, learn, play, in fellowship with one another throughout our day.