Children at St. Agnes are part of a joyful and nurturing community and have many opportunities to grow spiritually and strengthen their identity as Catholic Christians.
Daily prayer is integral to the schedule at Saint Agnes School. Each morning a member of the Student Council leads the school in prayer over the public address system. In addition classroom prayers are taught and recited daily. Over the course of the years, the students learn all of the major prayer forms of our faith including: meditation, intercessory prayer, psalms, journaling, and formal prayers.
Student led liturgies usually occur on the first Friday of the month from September through June. In addition to first Friday masses, each grade attends mass in chapel with the parish community once a month. Students also participate in many prayer services and devotions throughout the year, as a school and in the classroom, including: All Saints prayer service, Guardian Angels prayer service, Advent prayer service, Stations of the Cross, Living Stations, May Procession.
Each student in the school has a special prayer partner for the school year. Younger and older students are paired up as partners and throughout the school year, they meet to talk, pray, and share their faith.
St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Order, and the IHM Community Patron, formulated a plan to grow in holiness and salvation by following a virtue of the month. The IHM Congregation continues this Alphonsian tradition by highlighting virtues, patrons, and Scriptural texts each month as well. In keeping with this tradition, St. Agnes School honors a discple of the month from each classroom that practices living the virtue for each month. Students are recognized during our First Friday Mass each month.
St. Agnes Feast Day
St. Agnes celebrates it’s feast day on January 21 with a special student Mass. We celebrate our patron saint, Saint Agnes, a young martyr, who is remembered for her purity and steadfast faith.
Since it’s opening in 1892, St. Agnes has been blessed with the presence of the Immaculate heart of Mary sisters. Through the years the Sisters have led the school as principals, teaching Sisters, and Sisters in support roles.
Our students and teachers are involved in many community service projects. It is a rewarding, fun and meaningful way to give back to our community.