Religion is the integrating factor for the school. It provides a common thread on which spirituality is interwoven throughout the curriculum. Little Flower School endeavors to put into practice the key concepts of Message, Community and Service as outlined in the American Bishop’s Pastoral Message on Catholic Education (To Teach as Jesus Did, 1972).
All students in grades Pre-K3 to 8 attend Mass weekly and on Holy Days. The Liturgy is adapted to the level of the students and they are given an opportunity to participate in its preparation.
Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion
Students are prepared for the reception of Penance and Eucharist in the second grade. Parents/Guardians of children from Little Flower Catholic School must attend classes in preparation.
In addition to assisting as altar servers or singing in the choir, students give their time to school and parish activities, class service projects, collect goods and raise money for those in need. All students participate in the Stewardship program.
The practice of Gospel values is fostered in everyday living. The school motto, Remember, Jesus Christ Came From Heaven Spreading Love, Peace, Hope, reﬂects the Gospel values that are practiced on a daily basis. The motto is a mnemonic device which stands for the ten Gospel Values: Reconciliation, Justice, Courage, Community, Faith, Hope, Service, Love, Patience, and Humility.
A different GOSPEL VALUE is highlighted each month as well as Beatitude and a Catholic Social Teaching. Students will engage in discussion of how we can each live these out in a daily life. Service projects and other activities will be implemented to reinforce the Gospel Values.
Students receive guidance on issues facing youth and children weekly. On a part time basis Guidance Counseling students from St. Mary's University under the direction and supervision of trained professionals offer sessions on group and individual basis (with parent permission.) Guidence material employed include 'Growing in Curriculum" recommended by the Archdiocese and "Right Choice" a supplemental guide.