Altar Servers - All Catholic students in fourth to eighth grades are welcome to be altar servers for our school and parish Masses. Through this ministry, young people can share their faith with the SPCS and St. Paul's community by their actions and words. Students who choose to serve the parish in this capacity attend a special training session, usually held in the summertime.
Catholic Schools Week - This annual national celebration, held in late January, honors our Catholic faith and celebrates the privilege we have in attending St. Paul Catholic School. During the week students participate in fun activities honoring our clergy, faculty, school volunteers, parents, students and our parish community for helping to make SPCS a high-quality, value-driven Catholic education.
May Crowning Mass - At this special Mass in may, our school gathers to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our eighth graders, as the oldest students at our school, have the privilege to host the liturgy and ceremonially crown Mary's statue to signify her as Queen of Heaven and the Mother of God. Our second grade First Communicants also participate in this Mass to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to celebrate their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
All Saints Living Museum - Our middle school students honor the Catholic Saints on All Saints Day in early November, by staging a Living Saints Museum for the elementary students. Dressed in full costume as a favorite Saint, the "Saints" come alive when prompted by a younger classmate and then perform a scenario depicting the character and history of the particular Saint they are portraying. This is a beautifully interactive and fun way for all students to learn about and honor the Saints of our Church.
Community Outreach - One of the learning objectives for our SPCS students is to become giving members of the community who help those in need. As an introduction to the social ministry of the Church, we recognize that our school is part of a wider community and we can make a difference. Virtue is taught and practiced in the classroom and outside the classroom through faith-related activities during the school year - by visiting the sick, collecting food and clothing for the poor, making lunches for the homeless, and a variety of community service projects. We encourage participation in annual Advent and Lenten season school service projects as well.