Faith & Service

At St. John the Baptist Catholic School, knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith are incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum. A key component of this approach is providing the link between Catholic teaching integrated into all classes, athletics and activities. All faculty, staff and students begin the day with Holy Mass and end the day with an all-school prayer.

Holy Mass begins at 8:10 am the Church of the Holy Spirit, on our beautiful campus. Our students serve at Mass, participate in the readings and petitions and sing in the choir.

In addition to our faculty and staff modeling and integrating the Catholic faith into the daily lives of our school, our Pastor teaches religion class each week, as well as Sister Kathleen and Sister Cynthia of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.  St. John’s is very blessed to have a Pastor and sisters that regularly teach and visit the school.

At St. John the Baptist, we believe in the importance of serving others. We engage our students, faculty and staff to be active participants in the church and the communities where we live. Through Student Council efforts during advent and the Lenten season, all students participate in service projects throughout the year.

Examples of the many ways we serve others:

Grade Service Project Examples
Grades Pre-K – 5 – Joining parish service projects such as food/clothing collections
– Participating in recycling/environmental clean-up efforts
– Visiting nursing homes or homebound parishioners
– Contributing to the Catholic Charities or Catholic Relief Services
– Writing cards of appreciation to the Armed Forces, Fire Departments & Police Departments
Middle School – Using their gifts and talents to minister to peers
– Engaging in parish programs such as food pantries
– Participating in liturgical ministries
– Serving the local community (poor, elderly, ill, disabled)