SPS Faith Formation
Faith Formation at Saint Peter School does not stop at the classrooms.
Catholic Schools Week January 27 - February 2, 2013
The 2013 theme, "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards", highlights the recent launch of a new initiative, the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, to ensure consistent high standards at Catholic schools across the country. The logo designed for the week illustrates a chart of steady growth culminating in the highest achievement of all, a cross representing the faith that underscores all Catholic education.
Visit us during Catholic Schools Week during our OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, January 27, 2011 from 10:30am - 1pm.
First Communion and Reconciliation Preparation
The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. At St. Peter School, students prepare for First Communion and Reconciliation in the second grade. Preparation for the Sacrament occurs during school religious education classes as well as during parish-wide workshops. Reconciliation occurs in January and Communion will follow in May.
Oh Mary, We Crown Thee with Blossoms Today... St. Peter Students Honor Mary with Annual May Procession
One of the highlights in our school calendar is the celebration of Mary during the month of May. We honor the Blessed Virgin with a procession and crowning of Mary as “Queen of the May”. The students prepare for this special occasion by learning hymns and prayers. The entire school processes from the school yard into church carrying flowers to be placed before Mary during the May procession. Hymns in tribute to Mary are sung as the children, parents and teachers together pay special tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus. A crown of flowers is brought into the church by a second grader who has just received their First Communion. The statue of Holy Mary is crowned by an Eighth grader. It is a long held tradition at St. Peter School and one that is anticipated each year.
Little Saints Learn True Meaning of “HALLOW E’EN”
First Graders at St. Peter School in Warwick Dress as Saints for All Saints Day. When you think of Halloween, candy and costumes, witches and pumpkins come to mind. But do you know the Christian connection to the holiday? "Hallow" means holy and evening was shortened to e’en and eventually “een.” Thus, the word Halloween refers to the night before the feast of all holies, or All Saints Day.
Every year on November 1st, All Saints Day, the first graders at St. Peter School in Warwick celebrate the lives of the saints by dressing in their saint costumes for a school-wide All Saints DayMass. The children in Mrs. Robinson’s classroom spend the first 6 weeks of school learning about their patron saints and why they are being honored. The students will dress in the costume of their saint for Mass, much like they will do with their friends and family the night before to celebrate Halloween. The first grade class prepares and participates in the Mass with music, readings and presentation of the Offertory gifts. This special Mass is much anticipated amongst the students and well attended by the St. Peter School and Parish community.
St. Peter’s hosts annual “Blessing of the Animals”
Dogs, cats and all other domestic animals are welcome in St. Peter’s school yard on the first Saturday in October for the annual “Blessing of the Animals”. Every year, St. Peter's hosts a “Blessing of the Animals” celebration in the school yard for local pet lovers in honor of the feast of St. Francis. the Patron Saint of Animals, St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day is Tuesday, October 4th.
St. Peter's Creche Program
St. Peter's Creche program is a baby-sitting service
and Pre-K faith formation program available during the
9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday masses from September through April.
The program is available for children 18mos. to 5 years.
You do not need to sign up--just drop your children off at the back door of the parish admin building before the masses. Questions? Please contact Margaret Andreozzi at 461-5691.
Please read the archived email regarding SPS and Emmanuel House...
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 was Peace Day at St. Peter School! Please check out the video from the channel 10 coverage of the event:
Check out more pictures of this special day!
Vacation Bible School:
VBS 2010 was an exciting high seas expedition where the children "Explored the Mighty Love of God" on June 23-29, 2010.
Please read the Rhode Island Catholic article about this fun, educational and rewarding program for the children of St. Peter's Parish.
VBS 2009 Crocodile Dock
Please read the Warwick Beacon article about the 2009 Vacation Bible School.
VBS 2008 Pow Science
VBS offers 5 half day sessions (9am-12pm) or 3 or 5 full day sessions (9am-3pm) for children 4 through HS. (Four year olds half day only.)
Please contact Margaret Andreozzi for more information on the upcoming VBS (June 2011) at 467-5691 ext. 128.
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120 Mayfair Road, Warwick, RI 02888
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