Catholic schools “exist in order to educate the whole person: mind, body and soul.
They present the totality of the Catholic faith.”
(National Directory for Catechesis, 61 A.4b).
Catholic education at Aquinas and St. Mary’s helps each person to know and love Jesus Christ, inviting a deeper intimacy and communion with Him in and through the Catholic Church. Today’s faith is being tested, Catholic education also helps students to have a deep understand their faith so they can confidently and respectfully engage with people in a Christ-like manner, while holding strong to the truth.
These are fundamental parts of our Religious Curriculum:
• Daily and weekly Mass at Aquinas and St. Mary’s
• Daily religion classes at Aquinas and St. Mary’s
(taught by priests, sisters, or trained lay people)
• Aquinas Middle and High School Student Retreats
• Monthly Confessions at Aquinas and St. Mary’s
• Aquinas religious groups:
• Aquinas Middle and High School students participate in the STARS Service Program (Saint Thomas Aquinas Religious Service)
“Education and formation in the Catholic faith is a life-long, multi-dimensional process.”
(National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB, 2005).
…our Catholic schools also provide something no other schools can. Our students learn the meaning of their lives in Jesus Christ. They learn to put others before themselves, and to put God before all else…
Bishop James D. Conley has many wonderful columns about Catholic schools. Read some here.