Spiritual Life at SPCCS
Why a Catholic School?
Parents send their children to St. Peter Claver Catholic School because they are convinced their children will receive a faith-based education in a disciplined environment which fosters academic excellence in each of their students.
Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever-presence in each classroom. He is the model of our faculty and the inspiration of our students.
Every class is given the opportunity to work together to plan a special liturgical celebration which helps to bring alive Christ in our midst.
Each morning our whole school gathers as a school community for morning prayer. We begin the day asking God for guidance throughout the day as well as offering to God all of our intentions and concerns of the day.
Every student attends Mass once a week at St. Peter Clatholic Church with their unit. It is a time for students to work together to create something beautiful for God through the use of Scripture and song.
As we follow the example of Jesus who was always concerned with his neighbor, our students understand the importance of reaching to others who are less fortunate then themselves. Several times during the school year classes will engage in service activities that include making sandwiches and collecting canned goods for our parish food pantry, collect soda/juice tabs for Ronald McDonald House, making cards for seniors, collecting toiletry items for the homeless men and women at Daybreak, diapers and baby wipes for Family Advancement Ministries (FAM) as well as collecting paper products to be used for gathering of the Hispanic community. Our students have such a wide capacity for compassion for their neighbor it is humbling to watch.