Faith Formation

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength (Dt 6:5).

The Catholic identity at St. Aloysius Catholic School shines throughout our community as we see Christ in one another. St. Aloysius students receive a solid foundation in their faith formation based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The teaching of Religion in St. Aloysius School is given top priority with all tenets of the Catholic faith taught. The faculty and students are the believing Christians gathered in His name. The goal of the entire religious education program is to help the students to grow in living with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit through prayer and the celebration of the mystery of life in the completeness of our faith. All religious instruction and materials are aligned solely on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Diocesan approved materials.

“The Church earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at the mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators. On the contrary, through a proper appreciation of the rites on prayers, they should participate knowingly, devoutly, and actively.” (Vatican II)

Our day begins in prayer and students receive Religion instruction each day as part of their core curriculum. School Mass is celebrated on Friday mornings where students participate in all aspects of the Mass with our pastor, Father John McDonald, as our celebrant. Special emphasis is placed on the liturgy, which is planned by specifically assigned classes each week. Parents are always invited and encouraged to attend these liturgies.

Our religion curriculum consists of Theology of the Body for Middle School students and the Faith and LIfe series for 1st through 8th grade students.