Faith Formation

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Personally, I love to be outside and am an avid hiker, biker, bird watcher and basically enjoy anything to do with the natural world.

As Coordinator of Religious Education, it is my hope to partner with teachers, parents, and parishioners to help our children grow in faith, the knowledge of God's love, and to celebrate God's love in the sacraments and in their daily lives.


Here are some websites I suggest:

Student sites:

Parent sites:

Prayer songs:

All School Mass

Mass is offered every week. Kindergarten begins attending the all school Mass in October. Grades 1–8 attend Mass twice a week and assume active liturgical roles. Students celebrate their Baptismal Birthdays on the third Thursday of each month. Students can invite parents, grandparents, or godparents to attend this special Mass with them.

Sacrament Preparation

Beginning in 2nd grade, students prepare for Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist. Confirmation takes place in 8th grade. We partner closely with parents in preparation for these very important celebrations.

Bible Ceremony

At a special Mass each year, every 6th grade student receives a personalized Bible that is blessed by Father so they can use it within their studies over the course of junior high.


The school community seeks to assists organizations that need support. These organizations have included Whole Kids Outreach, St. Vincent DePaul Society, South Side Early Childhood Center, Our Lady's Inn, and John Cochran VA Medical Center.

Altar Servers

Beginning in 4th grade and continuing through 8th grade, students have the opportunity to participate in mass as an altar server. These students assist with both parish and school Masses.

Special Celebrations

The students take an active part in Living Rosary, Baptismal Celebration Masses, Stations of the Cross, and many more.

Retreats & Days of Reflection

Our school provides unique opportunities for students to strengthen their Catholic Identity and to foster personal awareness of God’s plan for their lives through retreats and days of reflection.

Religious Education Information and Resources

Dear Parents,

.It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. I hope you have a relaxing and joy-filled summer.

Take time to pay attention and be in the present. Here is a favorite poem by Mary Oliver.


It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.

Please join us for our last all school Mass for the year that will be on Friday, May 24th at 11:15 am. We are planning on celebrating Mass on the parking lot if the weather permits.

Looking ahead 2024-2025:

Second Grade

First Reconciliation

Thursday, October 17th-Parent Mtg. 6:30 pm in church

Thursday, November 21st- First Reconciliation at 6:30 pm

First Eucharist

Wednesday, March 26th- First Communion Parent Mtg. 6:30 pm in church

Sunday, May 4th- 1st Communion, 2pm Mass


September 18th, Wednesday, Confirmation Parent Mtg. 6:30 pm in church

October 23rd, Wednesday, Sponsor Mtg. 6:30 pm-Cafeteria and North wing classrooms

Confirmation Mass -February 20, 2025


Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, That my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, That my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, That I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, To defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, That I always may be holy.

~Saint Augustine (354-430)

Earth Day Newsletter from the School Sisters of Notre Dame:

Prayer Resource:

The School Sisters of Notre Dame have a virtual prayer space to pray for peace.

SSND Prayer Room: Open on Fridays from 9am- 9pm Central Time.


Please contact me if you have any questions.

Come pray with us!

Deborah DaLay, Coordinator of Religious Education