Religious Studies and Spiritual Formation at OLHR School are rooted in our core belief in the importance of the education of the whole child — mind, body, and spirit. At every grade level, our curriculum carefully follows the framework and standards of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the four major themes of Catholic religious education: Scripture & Christian Life, Sacraments & Worship, Morality & Social Justice, and Christian Faith & Practice.
The spiritual journey begins in Pre-School, with introduction of key concepts and values. In the third grade, students prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion which are celebrated as a class with ceremonies in the spring. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in school-wide Masses each week, taking turns in the preparation of the readings and rituals of these Masses. Students learn about Christian values daily through regular prayer, religion classes, and an integration of the School Wide Learning Expectations and Catholic Social Teachings throughout the curriculum. Prayer services are held during advent, lent and special feast days.
As part of the spirituality of the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, students grades K – 8 participate in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament once a month, led by teachers. Students spend time in Adoration which enables them to grow in devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.