The Christian Action Program was incorporated into our school to provide an additional avenue for our families to grow in their faith. The Christian Action Program encourages all of us, both parents and students, to delve deeper into our faith and to see how service to the community and parish can bring our living God more deeply into our lives. This K-8 faith-enrichment program is designed to strengthen our knowledge and practice through three specific elements:
- Family Masses
Throughout the school year, each grade hosts one Sunday Mass at St. Didacus Church. During Family Masses, the students from the hosting grade (along with their parents and siblings) do the announcements, readings, ushering, collection, altar serving, and deliver the offertory gifts.
- Fellowship & Service
Fellowship and service activities are based on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy – actions, modeled by Jesus, that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. These activities support members of our local community in meeting their physical, material, emotional and spiritual needs. Each grade participates in age-appropriate service activities that allow them to experience both the work and benefits of a lifestyle of service.
- Mornings of Prayer
The Mornings of Prayer occur twice a year, during the Advent and Lenten seasons. Parents plan and participate in the Mornings of Prayer. Each grade spends a morning focused on the significance of each of these two liturgical seasons. It is a wonderful opportunity for parents and their children to celebrate these important seasons. Mornings of Prayer often incorporate arts and crafts and other engaging activities with grade-appropriate discussions and reflections on relevant scriptures and Catholic teachings.
We will have two speakers for parents and parishoners during the year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Various topics will be highlighted related to our Catholic faith.
Parents are required to participate in one Christian Action activity and students are required to participate in two fellowship and service activities this year. Your involvement in these faith-growing activities offers a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child, their classmates, and other parents.