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 2018 -2019 school year is the second year of our studies with this program. Year II is the Year of Hope.  

 

Each week, in the Friday newsletter, 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:

 

2018-2019

School Year Theme: Study

Month

Virtue

Saint K-2

Saint 3-5

Saint 6-8

Sept.

Hope

St. Joseph

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Bls. Louis and Zelie Martin

Oct.

Studiousness

St. Albert the Great

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Edith Stein

Nov.

Humility

St. John the Baptist

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Therese of Lisieux

Dec.

Patience

St. Monica

 

St. Isaac Jogues

St. Rita of Cascia

Jan.

Fidelity

St. Cecilia

Bls. Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi

St. Gianna Molla

Feb.

Cheerfulness

St. John Bosco

St. Philip Neri

Bl. Miguel Pro

March

Temperance

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Camillus de Lellis

Ven. Matt Talbot

April

Obedience

Our Lady

St. Juan Diego

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

May

Diligence

St. Andre Bessette

St. Francis de Sales

St. Catherine of Siena

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