Religion is taught daily and is integrated into every facet of the curriculum. Religious education emphasizes formational growth as well as content knowledge. Spiritual celebrations include: daily school prayer; small group, age-appropriate masses; all-school liturgies and prayer services; and seasonal celebrations focused on Catholic values. Standards for knowledge and faith development are provided by the National Catholic Education Association as guided by the documents of the National Council of Catholic Bishops. Topics include: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic; Liturgy and Sacraments; Revelation: Scripture and Faith; Life in Christ: Personal morality and Catholic social teaching; Church History; Prayer/Religious Practice; and Catholic Faith Literacy.
Catholic identity is a key concern in Catholic education today. The Diocese of Greensburg requires religious education and spiritual formation in our schools, focusing on the role of Catholic education as a mission of the church and preparing students to lead and serve. The areas of study include:
- Community – integrating diversity.
- Word – teaching the authentic message of the Church.
- Worship – expressing Catholicity in liturgy, prayer, and daily life.
- Service – providing opportunities for outreach within the school and the greater community.
- Evangelization – spreading the good news of the faith.
- Stewardship – teaching responsibility through the prudent use of time, talent, and treasures.
- Leadership – preparing students as leaders in the Church and community.