The Catholic school environment gives testimony to Catholic morals, values, and ethics in society and in the Church. All students participate in daily classroom prayers and religious education, weekly Mass and other devotional activities.
The religion program strives to deepen love of God and neighbor in the individual. It is the reason for our existence as a parochial school.
Regular religious activites and worship include:
- A developmental study of religious truths and of Sacred Scripture
- Participation in worship, including weekly Mass
- Practices in Christ-like living and family life
- Study of the Bible and other religious texts
- Meditation and spiritual reading time
Each school day begins and ends with prayer. Teachers provide the opportunity throughout the school day for students to pray. The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be..., Act of Contrition, Memorare, and Rosary are taught in K-4th grades. These prayers are used and reviewed in each succeeding grade.
"Ways of Worship" (WOW) is a group of parents who coordinate PJXXIII students, teachers and staff to celebrate beautiful traditions of our Catholic faith. These traditions include schoolwide praying of the Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Epiphany. Ways of Worship volunteers also assist formation through spiritual retreats for each grade level.
Faith in Action is school progam that involves all students in regular service projects and field trips that provide valuable support to our community. Each grade sponsors a different organization or area of need.