About Our Lady of Grace School
Spirituality and Faith Formation
Spiritual activities and experiences are an essential part of the student’s day at Our Lady of Grace School. Religion classes are held daily. Students have the opportunity for Mass at least twice a week. Most weeks, students attend Mass on Tuesday and Friday at 8:30am. All are welcome to attend.
Sacramental Preparation – Students in grade 2 receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Students in grade 3 receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist for the first time. Students in grade 8 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parent meetings are also held as part of each sacramental preparation. Parents are expected to attend these sessions.
Sacramental Reception – Students have the opportunity to receive the Eucharist at each Holy Mass they attend. Students are expected to participate in the liturgy through prayer and song. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered to them twice during the school year.
Daily Classroom Prayer – At a minimum of four times a day, each classroom of students prays together. The teachers direct the students through the traditional prayers of the church and give the students opportunities to explore other prayer forms.
Retreat Experiences – Students will have the opportunity for retreat experiences as outgrowths of their religious formation and as sacramental preparation for Confirmation.
Other Offerings – Students will have the opportunity to be altar servers, cantors, and lectors and participate in Stations of the Cross, rosary devotions, and prayer services.