The Catholic curriculum (catechesis) at St. Gregory Barbarigo is the heart and soul of the total educational program. Content of this curriculum is developmentally appropriate to the abilities of the children. The religion program provides students with the means to learn the doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church, to experience the richness of sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Deposit of Faith as echoed in the Creed through the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Emphasis in the full and active participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is central to an understanding of the Holy Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian Life.St. Gregory Barbarigo Parish Website
Religion courses are taught by teachers who meet diocesan requirements for catechetical instruction. All religion textbooks are selected from the list of texts approved by the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism as established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and determined for use by the superintendent of schools.
- Prayer at school is an important part of each day.
- Teachers are encouraged to use both formal and informal prayer.
- The school day begins with prayer and prayer is said at various times throughout the day.
- Formal religion classes are a scheduled part of our curriculum. The content reflects the current approved teachings of the Church.
- Mass is attended by all grades throughout the week. Each grade plans and participates in the liturgy for that day. Mass begins at 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten through 4th grade students attend Mass on Wednesday and Grades 5th through 8th attend weekly Mass on Thursday. On the first Friday’s of each month, pre-school through 8th grades attend Mass with their Falcon Faith Families. All-school Masses are held on holy days and selected days throughout the school year.
- The sacramental program is in cooperation with the parish sacramental preparation program. In the second grade, students are given formal instruction in the preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
- Individual and communal reconciliation services are scheduled once a semester during the school year for 2nd through 8th grade students.