Faith Formation Theme 2020-2021
This Is Where You Belong
Our school theme for 2020-2021 comes from a song called Communion by Maverick City Music/ TRIBL. This stirring hymn begins and ends with the lyric, “we are returning.”
The coronavirus pandemic physically separated students and teachers from their classrooms and each other, friends and families from their favorite places and each other, and Catholics from our beloved churches and from receiving Christ in the Eucharist. After months apart and months away, with much faith and careful planning, we are returning.
We return with a much clearer understanding of the importance of our connection with others. We return with a realization that our mental and emotional health is as essential as the physical. We return with a deep longing for the sacraments and for togetherness, for Communion: Holy Communion where Jesus becomes a part of us and the simple communion of just being close with our fellow humans.
In Romans 12:5 (NIV), St. Paul explains in striking terms how closely we are connected: “So in Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
We belong with Him and we belong to Him and to each other. Know that you belong in these classrooms, learning and growing with your teachers and classmates. You belong in our lovely sanctuary, worshiping and praising God with this parish community. You are a member of this St. Bernadette family and This Is Where You Belong.
We are returning.
A Faith-Based Education
Faith isn't just a part of our curriculum, it is the reason for our existence and the foundation for everything we do and say. Faith is integrated into all subjects. It is found on sports fields, taught through service projects, and realized with the caring adults that guide our students. Faith is core to our culture, and our staff is committed to growing students' faith by educating them on Catholic teachings and living according to the principles Jesus taught.
We want to give our students the gifts of being prayerful stewards within our community. In addition, a complete religion curriculum is in place to support and assist staff members in their teachings.