Students from Pre-K to Grade 8 are given religious education and formation according to the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. This is accomplished through daily classes, sacramental preparation in Grade 2, daily prayers, participation in monthly Mass, prayer services, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and service projects performed in the name of Jesus Christ. The school community collaborates each month to contribute to such organizations as the Norwood Food Pantry and “My Brother’s Keeper”.
In the Middle School, students are offered days of prayer and retreat and are expected to fulfill service hours for each grade level. Above all, students, families, faculty and staff of our school are expected to live faithfully and to model to each other the virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
Enrolled in the school are students of other Christian denominations and other religions. Honoring and respecting these students and their families is the policy of Saint Catherine of Siena School. However, non-Catholic students are expected to fulfill the requirements of our Religion Curriculum, to attend school Masses and prayer services. These students are asked to refrain from the reception of the sacraments when offered at Mass or prayer services. In addition, the teachers will ensure that they are never asked or allowed to contradict the practices of their own particular religions, beyond what is stated in the above paragraph. Non-Catholic students in Grade 2 are not permitted to participate in the reception of First Penance or First Holy Communion, unless the parents formally request this formation for their children.
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