Many interesting activities go on at Divine Mercy Catholic School to help develop the spiritual side of the students.
Each day starts with prayer time with whole student body. The students gather together to talk about the inspiring life of a Saint, one of the hundreds of miracles that took place in Jesus’ day or the reason for our Mission Project outreach for the month.
Together we learn songs to sing together at Mass and concerts, we memorize passages from Scripture and we practice the responses to be said at Mass. We end each prayer time with a host of intercessions requested by the students…for people who are sick, the poor, the elderly, special intentions, for teenage friends on drugs, for parents who smoke, for friends or family who are traveling, for baby brothers or sisters who fell that morning, for protection for ourselves as we venture to the skating rink or swimming pool, for priests, the veterans and the Sisters whom we visit.
All intentions are written down and saved to be prayed for each day. Prayer time ends with the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and a litany to our favorite saints.
Besides that great start to our day, the students have weekly Catechism class. The sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are celebrated regularly. Mass is celebrated in our own chapel once a week and the students attend the parish mass at 12:15 on Fridays. Students are prepared for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation which occur every spring.
DMCS provides catechism classes for all grades within the school and all students participate in such classes. In the grades where sacraments are received, children are properly prepared.
The curriculum used in the school for all catechism classes is the Faith and Life series.