The Gospel of Jesus Christ guides all faith formation, academic instruction, and community activity at Holy Family Catholic Academy. Our spirituality is rooted in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church, and we benefit from the intellectual heritage established by the Catholic Church through its support and development of education and academic inquiry.
Our Catholic spirituality is promoted not only in the classroom, but also in how all members of our school community are called to love one another in action, thought, and deed. The daily practice of living out the tenets of our faith in our relationships with others provides the context in which faith is truly formed.
"Agape, the love of each one of us for the other, from the closest to the furthest, is in fact the only way that Jesus has given us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes." Pope Francis
Holy Family Catholic Academy provides a wide range of spiritual formation activities to help our students' faith in God develop and to grow their relationship with Jesus.
Every Friday, the students participate in Mass at 8:00 am with members of the parish and parents who are able to attend. The students contribute to the Mass celebration by reading scripture, singing, and serving at the altar. Following the Friday Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayer and moved to the daily chapel for Adoration. Throughout the day, members of the parish come to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Students are also often able to spend part of their busy Friday's in Adoration.
Students in grades 5 through 8 also attend Mass on Wednesday mornings. This is another opportunity for them to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and hear the Word of God explained by the priest during the homily.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students have daily instruction in faith, and Christian faith and virtue is reinforced throughout daily curriculum. During the first semester of the school year, when these young students are ready to sit through a regular Mass, they join the rest of the student body at Friday morning Mass. Older students sit with them to help them learn how to participate in the celebration.
Our 1st and 2nd grade students receive preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and receiving their First Eucharist. For all of our students who have made their first Sacrament of Reconciliation, there are regular times set during the Liturgical Seasons of the Year for students to receive this sacrament during the school day.
Our 7th and 8th grade students are prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation which they receive in the 8th grade.
All of our students have daily Religion classes during which they study Catholic theology, doctrine, scripture, and participate in para-liturgical activities. The emphasis on scripture in our curriculum helps students to develop an understanding of the Biblical narratives found in the Old Testament and how the promises included there are fulfilled in the New Testament.