At Saint Joseph Grade School, we seek to teach and to practice many forms of prayer. We hope that our students might take this gift with them when they part us, that their hearts might continue to open to Christ throughout their lives. Below are just a few examples of the prayer we practice.
Each Thursday morning, a different grade participates in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church. In practicing this form of prayer, we teach our students to contemplate of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us. We “watch and wait,” remaining silent in His Presence, and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, the Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
Several times throughout the year, our students will come together as one body to pray the Rosary. Before our Crowning of Mary each May, we gather in the church for a “Living Rosary,” a beautiful service in which students act as the beads of the Rosary. At some grade levels, teachers bring Rosary prayer into the classroom more often, even every day!