Spirituality and service are important components at St. Francis Borgia Catholic School. Our religion program provides classroom instruction along with weekly and holy day liturgies planned jointly by faculty and students. Our Pastor also provides weekly instruction through classroom visits.
Morning and lunchtime prayers are an integral part of every school day. The sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation are received in 2nd grade. In 4th through 8th grade, students attend Lenten and Advent Confessions. Community service, outreach projects, cross-grade mentoring, Tablesetters Service Group and Upper School retreats provide our students with the opportunity to further understand and live their faith.
Students learn in an environment with opportunities to serve others. Involvement in local and global service activities raises awareness of our blessings and the need to the serve those less fortunate.
Examples of some of our service activities include:
- Older students partner with and mentor younger students
- Letters to military personnel
- Cards and visits to nursing homes
- St. Ben’s Meal Program
- Donated goods to various causes
- Operation Rice Bowl
- Sending supplies to our sister school in Uganda
- Food pantry support
- SFB “Giving Garden” produce grown and donated
- Penny collections for charities
- Inner city service projects
- Parish cemetery clean-up
- Participation in a Living Nativity
Tablesetters is offered as an extracurricular activity at all grade levels. Its mission is to reach out to others, and facilitate many school-wide service activities. Service activities are rooted in the principles of Catholic social teaching.