Our Catholic Faith
Students in second grade are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Seventh and eighth grade students prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation is received during your child’s 8th grade year.
Parents are required to attend informational meetings during the year in which their child is being prepared to receive a sacrament. Participation in these meetings will strengthen the efforts of all.
Parents’ Role in Faith Formation
Religious formation goes far beyond the formal instruction of Catholic doctrine and traditions. It involves leading our young people to a life centered on Christ. This is where our partnership is essential. Parents are the first and foremost educators of their children. They are the first to communicate the faith to their children through example and instruction. As catechists, parents communicate these values and attitudes in the following ways:
1. By showing love for Christ, His Church and for each other.
2. By reverently receiving the Eucharist and living in its spirit.
3. By fostering justice and love in all their relationships.
4. By seeking opportunities to serve others.
5. By being actively involved in the parish community.
6. By treating prayer as a natural response in life.
Non-Catholic students are welcomed at St. Stanislaus Kostka School. The non-Catholic student is expected to understand and agree that St. Stan’s exists to educate in the framework of Catholic values. Non-Catholic students must participate in the Religion classes but liturgical services scheduled for students during the school year are optional.