We strive to nurture students’ knowledge and practice of their faith through the celebration of liturgy, sacraments, service and prayer. A strong commitment to Catholic identity, both in the physical surroundings and in the hearts and minds of our faculty, staff and students, is an essential element of a Lebanon Catholic School education.
Worship is an important aspect of our Catholic faith, and our community gathers in many ways to praise and honor God, and to thank Him for the many blessings we have received.
Each day at Lebanon Catholic School begins with prayer. All students, faculty and staff join in prayer at lunch and at the end of each day. Prayer in various forms is part of each grade’s religion curriculum, and students are often asked or reminded to pray for each other’s special intentions in times of need.
Every week and on Holy Days, liturgies are planned and led by students with the school chaplain, who is actively involved in the faith development of students. Students volunteer to fill various ministry roles. These roles include altar servers, readers and musicians. The Chapel Choir provides the music. Because students not only attend, but also participate in ministry roles, they gain a deeper appreciation of our faith. Family members and guests are welcome to join the school community for Mass.
During their elementary and middle school years, students receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.
The children in second grade are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the first part of the school term. The second half of the year is devoted to preparation for the reception of the Eucharist. Parents are encouraged to assist in the preparation of their children for these sacraments. Immediate preparation and reception of these sacraments is handled by individual parishes. Parents of children receiving sacraments are requested to attend the preparation sessions for parents at their respective parishes.
Throughout the school year and particularly during the seasons of Advent and Lent, we are involved in a variety of special projects to collect funds or items needed by a variety of charitable organizations.