Spiritual formation is an integral part of the school’s philosophy and general program. Mass is offered daily at 7:30 a.m. and all students are encouraged to attend. Included with First Friday Mass and special occasions, each class attends Mass on Friday. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Religion is taught daily and motivation toward Christian living is incorporated into all activities. A special student assembly is conducted at the start of each new school year to remind students what is expected of them and how they are to conduct themselves during the liturgical celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
St. Didacus School personnel are anxious to assist parents as much as possible in the spiritual formation of their children. Parents can help them accomplish this by demonstrating an active interest in the spiritual activities their children are involved in, both in and out of the classroom. Parents are asked to attend Mass with their children providing them with regular opportunities to receive their Sacraments with their family each Sunday. Attendence as Mass is most important to our families to share the Good News and fellowship with Parish members.
All students in grades two through eight are provided the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a rotating scheduled basis. This opportunity is provided weekly throughout the school year by our parish priests.
Please consult the Sunday Bulletin for parish Reconciliation times weekly and on a seasonal basis.
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation occurs in January for our students in second grade. Parents are required to attend all scheduled parent meetings in order for their child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
First Holy Communion:
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a parish community celebration. The celebration for our second graders generally occurs in May (consult the school calendar). Parents must attend all mandated meetings in order for their children to receive First Communion.
*Students accepted to St. Didacus are expected to have received all age appropriate Sacraments. Provisions will be made for Sacramental preparation for newly enrolled students who have not yet received age appropriate Sacraments.