Originally Catholic Schools in America were established to create an environment in which students could grow mentally and spiritually. Unfortunately, as time has gone on a Catholic Education did not always mean Catholic. At OLPH we strive to instill what it is to be Catholic. Catholic identity is important as it is distinct from a Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Agnostic, or Atheist identity. We teach students what it means to be a part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church which is rooted in Scripture and Tradition and begun by Jesus Christ.
Our religious education curriculum uses one of the best programs currently available called Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor. This content rich program is in compliance with the National Catholic Education Associations ACRE test as well as the Diocese of Toledo standards for Religious Education. It is faithful to teachings of the Catholic Church as they are communicated by His Holiness and his brother bishops.
In addition to our religious education curriculum our students attend weekday mass every Friday, attend mass for holy days of obligation, take part in a penance service during the seasons of advent and lent, pray the rosary once a month, and spend time in adoration of Blessed Sacrament once a month. Prayer begins our day and ends our day. Additionally, the lives of saints are shared everyday during announcements.
If you have any specific questions about our religious programing please contact our Pastoral Associate for Religious Education and School Administration, Joshua Mocek at firstname.lastname@example.org.