Community & Faith Life
There are a variety of ways Sacred Hearts School teaches about Faith and Community, whether it be in individual classrooms, at school gatherings, or out in the community.
Liturgies & Prayer Services
Students attend mass once a week. Depending on the weekly schedule, there is an all-school liturgy or prayer service, or small group masses divided into grades K-4 and 5-8. Each grade takes a turn planning liturgies, with the students doing much of the preparation and implementation of the celebration. Sacred Hearts School is blessed to have a parish priest and a parochial vicar to celebrate masses and be an integral part of student life. The St. Albert's Parish priest will sometimes concelebrate special liturgies.
Two Monday mornings a month, the school gathers in the gym to start the week off in prayer, special announcements, and "good news". These gatherings are a great community builder and give us time to recognize all the good things that are going on with individuals and our school as a whole. Each staff member heads a multi-grade group of students from K-8th grade once a month to create bonds between the younger and older students. Groups of 14-16 students meet in a faith oriented, community building atmosphere for learning, fun, and service.
Faculty, staff and students are involved in a wide variety of community service opportunities. From individual classroom service programs to all school community service events, each child has the opportunity in small and large ways, to make a positive impact on their world. Within the school community, students from the 5th grade on have the opportunity to become altar servers for school (and parish) Masses. Many classrooms do individual service projects, such as the 7th grade Tiny Tim Project, or sending holiday cards to nursing homes. During Advent, the entire school works on projects serving the needs of the Sun Prairie community. In the season of Lent, the school targets one or two global projects that impact our world in a positive way. Our hope is that these valuable experiences give our children the foundation to carry on service to their community and world as they grow into compassionate, giving adults.