St. Joseph Catholic School

Virtues in Practice

Virtues in Practice is a program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues. It is set up in such a way that a whole school studies the same virtue each month, to provide a whole-school (and at home, whole-family) focus. The program covers 27 virtues over a three-year cycle, with 81 saints held up as models of the virtues.

 

The 2019 -2020 school year is the third year of our studies with this program. Year IIl is the Year of Charity.  

 

Each week, in the Friday e-blast, you will find information about the virtue of the month or one of the three saints our children will be learning about in Religion classes.  It is our hope that our whole school community: students, staff and parents can learn and grow together as we focus on virtues and saints through the year.

 

Here is a chart showing the plan for our studies in The Year of Hope:

 

2019-2020

School Year Theme: Community

Month

Virtue

Saint K-2

Saint 3-5

Saint 6-8

Sept.

Charity

St. Gertrude

St. Vincent de Paul

Bl. Laura Vicuna

Oct.

Friendship

Sts. Benedict and Scholastica

Sts. Basil and Gregory

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Nov.

Courtesy

St. Martin de Porres

Ven. Solanus Casey

 Ven. Pierre Toussant

Dec.

Purity

St. Dominic Savio


St. Agnes

St. Maria Goretti

Jan.

Fortitude

St. Bernadette

St. Joan of Arc

Sts. Paul Miki & Companions

Feb.

Prudence

St. Junipero Serra

St. John Neumann

St. John XXlll

March

Respect

St. Jeanne Jugan

St. Damien of Molokai

St. John Paul ll

April

Forgiveness

St. Patrick

St. Margaret of Castello

St. Josephine Bakhita

May

Responsibility

St. Peter

St. Henry ll

Bl. Bartolo Longo

 
 
 credit: Virtues in Practice Program, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, Nashville