Our Religion Program

The philosophy of Sacred Heart of Jesus School is to form our students in the spiritual life so that they can grow in their love for God and our neighbors. Children’s faith formation is evident in all facets of life at Sacred Heart, but it is most realized through our religious education program.

Students at Sacred Heart attend student-led Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament weekly with the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. They learn common Catholic prayers which are recited at both morning assembly and afternoon dismissal; however, at any time during the school day, visitors are likely to hear classes praying together.

Special opportunities for prayer occur at different times of the liturgical year. In October, we celebrate the month of Mary with a Living Rosary. During Advent, we prepare for Jesus’ birth with a Jesse Tree.  In the solemn season of Lent, students participate in giving to the poor and they meditate on the passion of Christ through the Stations of the Cross weekly. We close out the Lenten season with the eighth-graders moving reenactment of Jesus’ last days in our Living Way of the Cross. During the month of May, second-graders lead the school in the Crowning of Mary.

Other religious programs include middle school Fall and Spring retreats, grade level retreats, faculty and staff retreat, reconciliation (second through eighth grades), small group Come Lord Jesus bible studies and opportunities to serve the poor and needy in our local community (St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart Food Pantry).

Religion Textbooks

Sacred Heart School uses the We Believe series for formal religious instruction in first through sixth grades.

  • K – God Made the World
  • 1 – God Loves Us
  • 2 – Jesus Shares God’s Life
  • 3 – We are the Church 
  • 4 – God’s Law Guides Us
  • 5 – We Meet Jesus in the Sacraments
  • 6 – We are God’s People 

7th and 8th Grade Series:  We Live Our Faith

  • 7 – As Disciples of Jesus 
  • 8 – As Members of the Church