Our Catholic Faith at Saint John Academy
Saint John Academy holds a sacred trust to educate and help shape the whole child in mind, body, and spirit. Religious instruction is an integral and continuing element of the educational experience for all students enrolled at St. John Academy. Students learn the importance of prayer and worship, and participate in weekly liturgies and services, to promote their individual growth in faith, and overall understanding of Catholic tradition. Essential virtues recognized and taught to students for character development include wisdom, fortitude, justice, self-control, love, integrity, positive attitude, hard work, gratitude, and humility.
- Grace is shared by students before lunch and snack time.
- Morning & Afternoon Prayer unite students in their faith.
- Weekly Mass is celebrated by the entire student body on Fridays and Holy Days. Students are selected to be lectors and gift bearers. The school attends Mass each Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
- Benediction is attended by students the first Friday of each month.
- Rosary is held monthly, led by the eighth-grade students.
- Stations of the Cross are attended by students every Friday during lent.
- Confession is available at school two times every week.
- First Penance – Second graders prepare for and make their First Penance during the month of February.
- First Communion – Second graders spend the year preparing to make their First Holy Communion in the spring. A reception follows in the Parish Hall.
- Confirmation – Students spend their seventh-grade year studying to make their Confirmation in the fall of their eighth-grade year.
- Graduation is celebrated for pre-kindergarteners, kindergarteners and eighth-grade students.