Religion and Music Program
Our Catholic Identity is strong and visible at St. John of God School. Students attend weekly Mass and have the opportunity for monthly confessions. Students serve as lectors, altar servers, cantors and choir members. In addition to the weekly school masses, students serve as leaders at a monthly Student Led Sunday Liturgy and various Prayer Services. All classes rotate as student leaders.
As a school, we gather for monthly Liturgical Music practice. As an extracurricular activity, students in Grades 3-8 may join the School Choir. The choir sings at all school masses and Student Led Sunday Liturgies.
Retreats are offered to our Second Grade Students as part of their Sacrament Preparation Program. Retreats are also offered annually to our Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade students. Eighth Grade students have the opportunity to attend Youth Day at the Religious Education Congress.
To show the importance of service, as a school we hold a monthly food collection to help our Parish food pantry and the Margaret Aylward center. In addition, each class sponsors a Christian Service project of their choice.
Special Traditions: All students receive a gift of a Rosary and Prayer book that will travel with the students throughout their years at St. John Of God School. The Fifth Grade students research and present a project on a Saint, and leads mass on All Saints Day dressed as their Saint.
The Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade students are eligible to join our Religion Committee. A Committee of the Student Council, the Religion Committee presents many prayer services throughout the year, such as thanksgiving, Catholic Schools Week, and our Annual May Crowning. The Religion Committee are leaders for our Annual Christmas program, which all students participate in. A highlight of the year is the Religion Committee’s presentation of Live Stations of the Cross during Holy Week.