Each day at St. Joseph School, the day begins with a prayer, based on our virtue of the year, over the PA system. Each student stands and prays with the whole school community and special intentions my be requested by individual students for a special person or reason.
Each month, a class is responsible for preparing a Liturgy. Mass takes place at 9AM on the First Friday of each month. Teachers meet with Monsignor to develop a them and students are given an active role in the Call to Worship, the readings, the Universal Prayer and the Presentation of Gifts. Students in grades One to Eight attend Mass, with the Kindergarten joining us in January. When the Kindergarten joins us at our Liturgy, they are paired with an eighth grade "buddy".
Prayer Services are prepared on a monthly basis by each class. Themes correspond to the time of year. They may be All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, beginning the school year, celebrating a saint or the Blessed Mother, etc. During Catholic Schools Week, the Prayer Service is prepared by our eighth grade with their Kindergarten "buddies".
The PreK holds two Prayer Services a year, usually in the church.