Students celebrate and develop their faith through a variety of regular and specially organized activities and events, both inside and outside of the classroom.
St. Charles is committed to integrating the Catholic faith with excellence in academics. Catholic values and faith are an integral component of our daily life through our School-wide Learning Expectations and are woven into activities as diverse as playground recess and the Religion curriculum.
We prepare students for the reception of Sacraments: First Communion and the Rite of Reconciliation in second grade, and Confirmation in eighth grade. In addition, students in grades 3 – 8 participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
Every morning we gather in the gym to start our day with prayer and announcements. On Wednesdays this gathering becomes a formal prayer service with sacred scripture readings and a reflection offered by the Principal or staff member. Each Friday, the student body attends Mass with the parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo. Students actively participate as lectors, altar servers, cantors, and in the Offertory Procession. In addition to regular Friday Masses, students celebrate with the parish on Holy Days of Obligation that occur during the school year. Additionally, students enjoy participating in activities connected to the holy seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter through such events as the Christmas Pageant, Living Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and May Crowning.
Students of St. Charles actively engage in the practice of Christian Service through community service projects as a school, and in individual classes. In doing so, students develop an understanding of what it means to be a faith-filled person who shares Jesus message of charity through service.