Faith In Action
At St. Pius X School, the Catholic faith is not merely a subject taught during the school day, but a way of life. We are committed to teaching the true Catholic faith to our students and challenge them to put their faith into action through service to their families, church, community, and world. Students attend Mass twice weekly and receive the sacrament of Reconciliation four times throughout the year. They also visit our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration on Thursdays. Our priests visit the school daily and often teach lessons to our students. Our teachers and staff are continually encouraged to help their students experience Christ in their classrooms daily. St. Pius X School and parish work together to provide our students with a vibrant and engaging faith-based education.
In kindergarten, students learn about God and His unconditional love for them. They learn how God’s love creates the world, creates them in His image and likeness, gives them Jesus, and teaches them how to love others. They participate in a service project called Castle of Cans. During this service project, they collect can goods from each classroom in the school for Be-Concerned. They are able to show God’s love to others in need.
Primary age students continue to learn about God, His love for them, and are exposed to the doctrine and traditions of the Catholic faith. Each grade level’s curriculum is developmental. Primary students plan and participate in weekly masses. They are also involved in prayer services, Adoration, Reconciliation, and service projects. Yearly service projects are chosen based upon the needs of the community. The second grade class receives the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Students in the intermediate grades are exposed to the history of their faith, spend time learning and reading about the Bible, experience prayer, and perform independent and class service work. Fifth grade focuses on Christian living, with an emphasis on the sacraments. Students learn about the Beatitudes, the Ten Commandments, the Works of Mercy, and the Virtues. Sixth grade students study the journey of the Hebrews in the Old Testament, learn about the patriarchs, the judges and the kings, and the prophets. They are also introduced to St. John Paul II’s teachings in Theology of the Body. They are beginning to learn about the Catechism and history of our faith and how to apply it to their lives. They participate and plan masses, prayer services, and service projects.
Junior high students are encouraged to view themselves as becoming responsible members of the Catholic Church. They participate in outreach to the Homebound, participate in the Buddy Program and are responsible for the parish Advent Giving Tree. They also individually participate in a various parish activities. Christology and Church History are the primary focus areas of Junior High Theology. As students grow in knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith, they are also instructed in ways to live a good and holy life. The Theology of the Body program is completed and Altaration is taught to our students. Our eighth graders are prepared for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation, attend Youth 2000 together, and participate in the SEEK retreat to learn about homelessness and poverty.
St. Pius X School strives not only to teach the Catholic faith to our students, but to also put our Faith into action and to be the Hands of Christ for others.