Living our Faith

 

 


SPIRITUAL RETREATS

Educators at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School recognize that religious education is not limited to books and classroom experiences. In harmony with the Religion curriculum of the Diocese of Orange, a retreat encounter for each grade level is offered. Each retreat is unique in theme and introduces students to an aspect of their Catholic faith, as a continuance of classroom instruction. This year our students plan to visit various Catholic High Schools, Retreat Centers, and local parishes to participate in this faith building exercise. Mass will be celebrated at each retreat and special attention will be given to the Liturgy of the Eucharist as we prepare our students for our new St. Serra Chapel.

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and rest for a while.” Mark 6:31

 


 

The Communion of Saints

At St. Junipero Serra Catholic each grade level selected a patron saint for their classroom. A small ceramic image of the saint was blessed and is now displayed in each classroom. Because the Church is confident that these saints or “holy ones” are now in heaven, we urge our students not only to imitate their holiness, but also to ask for their assistance. The Communion of Saints is the fellowship, and the sharing, of the saints. God allows them to see and hear what He sees and hears, so they can hear the requests we may make of them. As the saying goes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of praise.” And so we imitate the saints, to follow their example of holiness. In the end, that’s the best way to honor them.


CLASSROOM SAINTS

Pre-K - St. Junipero Serra
Feast Day. September 23


TK/K- St. Francis of Assisi,
Feast Day, October 4


First Grade- St. Nicholas,
Feast Day, December 6


Second Grade- St. Therese of Lisieux,
Feast Day, October 1


Third Grade- St. Thomas Aquinas,
Feast Day, January 28


Fourth Grade- St. Martin de Porres,
Feast Day November 3


Fifth Grade- St. Kateri Tekakwitha,
Feast Day, July 14


Sixth Grade- Prophet Joshua
Remembered throughout the historical books of the Old Testament


Seventh Grade- St. Peter the Apostle
Feast Day, June 29


Eighth Grade- Pope St. John XXIII
Feast Day, October 11