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Faith

 

The Sisters of Saint Joseph founded St. Pius V School in cooperation with the Parish of St. Pius V in 1945.  The Sisters were the original teachers in the school, and while the faculty gradually transitioned to lay teachers during the decades to follow, the centrality of Catholic teachings has remained. 

Still today, Catholic teachings are the cornerstone of our school.  Prayer is part of everyday life at St. Pius V School.  Each grade level follows an age-appropriate Religion curriculum.  The Gospel is read during morning announcements each week.  A School Mass takes place each month in the church, each mass hosted by a different class with students assuming roles such as altar servers, readers, and booklet distributors.  Students participate in service and charity projects throughout the year, including Lenten charity drives, volunteer opportunities at My Brother's Table, and participation in the Missionary Childhood Association.  Our school is continually seeking to enrich our Catholic identity as an integral ministry of Saint Pius V Parish.

Our children who are Catholic can work with their teacher and the parish Faith Formation Coordinator to prepare for and receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade.  We also welcome families and children into the Church for those who might be interested in the sacrament of Baptism.

St. Pius V School is an inclusive community of faith and culture.  We welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds to attend our school.

Matthew 22 reads: Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself. These words have informed our school’s motto: Do your best and be kind to others. For the last 75 years, this motto, reflective of the Great Commandment, proves to ensure not only excellence in academics but also lessons in the spiritual and emotional domains that last a lifetime.

 

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