Prayer & Retreats

School Wide

  • Regular religion classes held during the school year, including Family Life instruction
  • Morning prayers and dismissal prayers led in conjunction with announcements
  • The Angelus is prayed by all students and faculty at noon
  • Prayer Partners
  • Class Masses or Prayer Services
  • Classrooms incorporate religion bulletin boards in their classrooms while the upper grades students create the bulletin boards
  • Bible stories and weekly Gospels are incorporated into Religion classes
  • Students recite special prayers before class

Grade K-5

  1. Students participate in the parish’s Advent and Lenten programs, and also participate in chapel visits, Peace Pole visits, Rosary recitation, outdoor prayer experiences and Stations, at the discretion of their teachers
  2. A Book of Intentions provided on the ES campus for use by everyone and presented during the Offertory at weekly Liturgies
  3. Students participate in weekly and other liturgies as greeters, ushers, readers, servers, cantors, sacristans
  4. Recitation of the Act of Contrition during morning announcements each Friday, as review for the sacrament of Reconciliation

Grade 2

  • Seder Meal

Grade 3

  • Create scripture verse booklets

Grade 5

  • Annual NCEA/ACRE testing

Grades 6-7

  • Participate in retreat experience planned by Youth Minister of the Parish
  • NET Ministry retreat experience

Grade 7

  • Students participate in fields trip to the Mother Seton House and the Basilica in Baltimore

Grade 8

  • Annual NCEA/ACRE testing
  • Participate in annual pilgrimage to the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Chapel of St. Mary on the Hill and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD
  • NET Ministry retreat experience