Faith Life

Religious Education and Faith Formation

The school’s religious education program is part of the larger religious education program of the parish.
The subject of religion is taught in all grades. Catholic Doctrine and Tradition, Bible study, social justice, and preparation for the first reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the second grade comprise the school’s religion program.

Religion, as taught in our school, is a way of life, not merely a subject. It is important, therefore, that this way of life be supported and supplemented in the home. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate in developing their child’s relationship with God by witnessing to the values taught in school and by fostering a personal prayer life within the family.
  • Catholic parents/guardians are expected to see that their children participate in Sunday Mass and receive the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist often.
  • Non-Catholic students must attend religion classes and participate in all liturgical services at school. They and their families are also encouraged to develop and to follow the worship practices of their faiths.

There are many opportunities throughout the year for students to practice their faith in daily life:

  • Each day begins and ends with prayer over the public address system
  • Each teacher has daily prayer with the students
  • All students have the opportunity of participating in monthly school and class Masses.
  • Confession is provided several times throughout the year for grades 2-8.
  • The First Grade students share their knowledge of the saints through the Saints Parade at the end of October.
  • In November, we have a special prayer service for those serving in our military on Veteran’s Day.
  • We celebrate the birth of Jesus in our Christmas Program.
  • In Lent, several grades depict the Stations of the Cross as part of our preparation for Easter.
  • In May, we give special devotion to our Blessed Mother with a May Procession.

Contact us

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic School
5343 Virginia Beach Boulevard,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

School: 757.497.1811
Fax: 757.497.7005
Beyond the Bell: 757-692-0901
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