Holy Family School is committed to our mission statement to “provide the highest quality academic and spiritual education within the faith traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.”
Connection to Sacred Heart Parish
- The pastor at Sacred Heart, Fr. Tim Ilgen, visits our school every month to celebrate Mass, and during Lent to offer Reconciliation.
- Deacon Terry Barber comes to lead the school in themed prayer services each month, such as Ash Wednesday prayer services where ashes are distributed to students, staff, and their families, and May crowning to celebrate the first communicants each Spring
- During the Lenten season Holy Family School students lead Stations of the Cross for Sacred Heart.
- In the winter, our students provide lunches once a month for the Sacred Heart Men’s Shelter.
- Holy Family School performs their annual Christmas program at Sacred Heart Church.
- Prayer permeates the life of the school.
- We begin our week gathering together in the gym for prayers. Each class leads our school in Monday Morning prayer for a month.
- We say a special prayer and song for those celebrating a birthday during the week.
- The school day begins with classroom prayer, and students can add their special intentions.
- All grades pray before meals and snacks.
- We pray after our service projects and bless those who will receive them.
- We pray during Religion class, using a variety of forms and methods, including Lectio Divina, scripture readings, prayers for grade level, and the five forms of prayer (Intercession, Petition, Thanksgiving, Blessing, and Praise).
- During Lent, we pray the Stations of the Cross both in our grotto, and as a larger community at Sacred Heart.
- We end our day with prayer.
- Teachers and staff participate in two retreats per year
- A favorite tradition is dressing up as a saint on All Saints Day.
- The second graders love the May Crowning prayer service as they get to wear their First Communion clothes and receive the Eucharist for the first time with the school community.
- Advent traditions include celebrating St. Nicholas Day with gifts in shoes left at the doors.
- We have an annual scarf making project where older and younger students come together and make scarves for the homeless and local shelters.
- Once a month during the winter, students make lunches for the men’s shelter at Sacred Heart.
- We make Valentine cards for the elderly
- Students participated in food, clothing, and baby needs drives
- 7th and 8th grade have a Service class where they assist teachers, help in the library, and take care of the school grounds.
- 7th and 8th grade collect recycling and post messages on the Reader Board.
- 4th through 8th grade participate in the Reading Buddies program with the younger students monthly.
- Students in grades 4-8 assist at Mass as altar servers, lectors, ushers, and choir members
7th and 8th grade participate in the Missionary Discipleship Institute, serving the homeless in Seattle