Faith formation is an integral part of OMGC's curriculum. Students in all grades have daily religion class and participate in weekly community mass (TK and Kinder students may attend mass less frequently). Our curriculum teaches and reinforces Catholic values. Bible stories teach students the Word of God; special prayer services encourage them to celebrate the Word. Prayer is a natural part of the children's day as we pray multiple times throughout the day as an entire school (beginning of the day, recess time, lunch time, dismissal). Students become aware that in everything they do, the Spirit of God is present.
Our Mother of Good Counsel School helps students develop a service-oriented outreach to the Church and civic community after the example of Jesus who said, “I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.” (John 13:15)
Our Service Learning Program calls Junior High students to volunteer and give back to the community.
Students submit Verification of Service Forms to their homeroom teachers.
“More than any other program of education sponsored by the Church, the Catholic has the opportunity and obligation to be unique, contemporary, and oriented to Christian service ... oriented to Christian services because it helps students acquire skills, virtues, and habits of heart required for effective service to others.” (To Teach as Jesus Did, USCCB, 1972, #106)
“The laity can also feel called, or be in fact called, to cooperate with their pastors in the service of the ecclesial community, for the sake of its growth and life. This can be done through the exercise of different kinds of ministries according to the grace and charisms which the Lord has been pleased to bestow on them.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1997, #910)