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Catholic Identity

Catholic Identity

Spiritual Development

Strong academics, spirituality, values, leadership, service and the development of individual gifts and talents define Notre Dame. Notre Dame Elementary and Middle School students are offered the opportunity to learn about and live out their Catholic faith on a daily basis

  • Daily religion classes
  • Sacramental preparation support (Preparation and reception of sacraments takes place at each student’s parish.)
  • Advent and Lent faith formation
  • Monthly school liturgies
  • Prayer services
  • Mission awareness
  • Vocation awareness

The purpose of religious instruction is to:

  • Help students develop a personal relationship with Jesus
  • Prepare students for a deeper and more mature life of faith
  • Nurture silence of the heart that awakens a sense of prayer and openness to God
  • Complement family efforts to live the Catholic faith
  • Foster the formation of a right conscience
  • Foster Christian community