Spiritual Life

“Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school.
He is the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes.
He is the model of its faculty, and the inspiration of its students.”

The primary purpose of St. Philip Neri School is spiritual and religious in its outlook and focus.

  • Religion is taught daily at each grade level and spirituality is part of every day life.
  • Spirituality and Catholic values are incorporated into all subject area lessons.
  • Sacramental life in the Catholic tradition is an important component of our school day.
  • Students plan and participate in weekly Eucharistic liturgies.
  • Students are trained and commissioned as Ministers of the Word.
  • Prayer is an important part of the day. Formal prayer is done at the beginning and ending of the school day as well as before meals. Spontaneous and shared prayer by the students occur throughout the day.
  • A high priority is placed on service. Students in all grade levels participate in monthly projects that make a difference in our school, parish, and community.
  • Students participate seasonally in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Students plan and participate in seasonal religious activities such as Las Posadas, The Living Rosary, The Living Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, and Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist for those baptized in the Roman Catholic tradition.