What does that mean for students here at BSCS? First and foremost, it is building a relationship with Jesus Christ: getting to know, understand and grow in faith as an individual. With a commitment to faith formation, academic excellence and service to others, each student gains a solid foundation upon which to grow. Catholic schools help students to see and understand how faith plays a role in one's daily life and in the world around us. The faith foundation that is created, rooted in values, infused with prayer, committed to the service of others, is what a Catholic identity is all about.
Our faith formation program begins in the pre-school division with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. “The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children in their encounter with God and lives in being nourished by this joy. It has also been observed that children of the same developmental stage, even though belonging to different cultural backgrounds, respond to certain elements of the Christian message in the same way. Over time, through being with children in a specially prepared environment called an atrium, observing and listening to their responses, scriptural and liturgical themes developed that most resonated with children’s religious needs according to their age levels. Thus, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd divests itself of any strictly scholastic character, so as to become an experience of life, an education in faith, and a celebration of the encounter with the Father, in listening to Jesus, the one Teacher, and in obedience to the Holy Spirit.” https://www.cgsusa.org/discover/cgs-approach/
BSCS works closely with families and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church to support our students who prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.