Our faith is strong at St. Christopher School! As a Catholic school, we believe that our spiritual foundation is the basis for all that we do to help our students grow into moral, responsible young men and women. Daily religious study, liturgical celebrations, special visitors and events, and service projects combine to make faith an integral part of every day at St. Christopher School.
Every grade receives religious instruction as part of their daily curriculum. In addition, teachers strive to incorporate moral lessons into their everyday interaction with their students, so that students understand our faith is something to be lived, not just studied.
Masses and prayer services are held at least once a month and on Holy Days. Each mass is completely prepared and presented by a class. In addition, students from throughout the school participate as altar servers, cantors, and musicians. For most masses, our school pastor, Fr. Richard Kelley, is the main celebrant. Parents, parishioners, and other members of our school community are invited to join us at all of our liturgical celebrations. Click to view our School Liturgical Calendar.
At St. Christopher School, we believe that we are called to be active members of our community through service to others. The school participates in a number of service projects throughout the year, including collecting food for the Corpus Christi Food Pantry each week. In addition, the school has an ongoing relationship with a local branch of the Meals on Wheels organization. Each grade "adopts" a Meals on Wheels route for the year and sends them bi-monthly gifts, crafts, and letters. Finally, a number of individual classrooms are involved in additional service projects, including the adoption of military personnel stationed overseas.
Each classroom at St. Christopher School has the honor of "adopting" an individual who is an active religious, including priests, deacons, and nuns. On a monthly basis, the adopted religious visit their classroom and present a lesson, attend a mass, or just hang out. This allows our students to develop an appreciation for those dedicated to religious life.
Faith Outreach Committee
Taking to heart the idea that the best example is by action, this group of parents meets monthly to plan a number of activities to augment the faith of the community at St. Christopher School. One of their largest endeavors is Vocation Day, a once-yearly day devoted to vocations within the church. Priests, deacons, nuns, and lay individuals living out their God-given vocations spend the day at the school and share their vocation stories with the children. The day also includes a mass and an afternoon of special activities.