Religious education comprises the heartbeat at St. John Neumann Catholic School. The goal of the religion curriculum is to instill in students an enthusiasm for living the Catholic faith and to provide an in-depth religious education that includes experiences in prayer, the sacraments, and service, while stressing the integration of Christian principles into the total curriculum. All classes participate in daily prayer and monthly liturgies, celebrating a variety of themes that directly relate to everyday living. In addition, students celebrate special occasions such as feast days of patron saints, Christmas with pageants and programs. The middle school age students may participate in a retreat. Through the retreats, students are given time for quiet reflection, peer interaction, and self-evaluation, as well as the opportunity to bond with one another.

Students put their faith into action through participation in varied community service projects. During the school year, Student Council or individual classes may sponsor food drives for the poor, almsgiving during Lent, recycling projects, donations to the Posada and/or Los Pobres. Religion is the thread that weaves faculty, staff, students, and parents together. RCL Benzinger "Blest are We" religious instructional materials are utilized for daily instruction.

The policy of the school regarding the reception of the initial sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation is in accordance with the Diocesan guidelines; the children receive these sacraments in their respective parishes. It is the parents’ responsibility of fulfilling the specific requirement of their respective parish in preparation for the reception of these sacraments.

Mass is scheduled twice a month and held in the school gym. Each grade level has an opportunity to help with the planning and presentation of the mass. Priests from the Pueblo community volunteer their services to celebrate mass with our school community. The Bishop celebrates mass with us at least twice a year.

St. John Neumann Feast Day!
The Feast Day of St. John Neumann is January 5th.

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