The most important objective of St. Mary’s School is the religious formation of our children. We aim to teach our children to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus; to impart to them the teachings of the Church; to instruct them in the meaning of Christian values, and how to live those values in today's world.
Each class begins the day with a period of prayer. The children are reminded of special requests that have been made and those intentions are included in their classroom prayers.
Prayer Services are held during the seasons of Advent and Lent. During the year, there are Class Penance Services and Class Masses.
All classes attend Mass on the First Friday of every month, on all Holy Days of Obligation, and at other times as indicated in the school calendar. The children do the various readings, the Prayer of the Faithful and the Offertory procession. Food for families in need is collected at most First Friday Masses. Respectful participation of every child is required at school liturgies.
During the month of May, the classes are encouraged to show special devotion to Our Blessed Mother through daily recitation of the rosary and visits to her grotto.