St. Joseph School is committed to teaching the rich traditions of the Catholic Faith in grades PreK–8. At St. Joseph School, students receive daily religious instruction and prayer, attend weekly liturgies, and engage in opportunities to apply the social justice teachings of the Church.
Student-Led Weekly Mass
Students in grades K-8 attend weekly all-school Mass on Thursdays. Older students sit with younger students acting as role models and guides. Each class takes a turn to plan Mass, read, participate in offertory, and sings in the choir. Our school handchime choir also performs regularly at all-school Mass each week.
God is Good All the Time . . . All the Time God is Good! Twice per month our student body gathers for an all school assembly that we call convocation. We say the Honor Pledge together, pray together, and celebrate our successes. At some point during the school year, each class presents a song, skit, or prayer based upon our school theme (Beatitudes for 2018-2019) to the whole school.
- St. Joseph School students engage in monthly school-wide service learning projects coordinated by our Student Support Team.
- Annual all-school service marathon at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan.
- Required individual service projects for students in grades K-8.
Catholic Social Justice Teachings
Each year, St. Joseph School weaves the Catholic social justice teachings into our school curriculum, convocations, and Family Circles. Please find more information here www.usccb.org.
Faith Immersion Experiences
Religious traditions come alive for students as they participate in our annual Living Light Rosary, Living Stations of the Cross, and May Crowning.
Family Circles are multi-age learning groups led by our 8th graders that meet seven times during the school year. Students come together to discuss a social justice teaching, share in a story or activity, write a prayer intention, engage in a service project, and enjoy a recreation activity together.