Faith

With faith and hope in the future of our church, we strongly recognize and support the importance of Catholic education. We realize that the most effective means available for the continuance of our faith is through the educational process. Our children are guided to experience their individual worth as a person loved by God and as an integral member of the faith community. This is accomplished by providing a loving Christian environment where the gospel message of Jesus is shared and an appreciation of the richness of our Catholic heritage is fostered through all aspects of the academics. We agree that our children are our investment for the future and that they can make a significant difference in society.

As a Catholic school, IHM is committed not only to providing quality academics, but also to the faith formation of each child. We attend Mass on a monthly basis, including Holy Days. Opportunities for Reconciliation and extra prayer are provided during Lent and Advent. We pray together regularly, through the Rosary, Mass, prayer services, Eucharistic Adoration, and community prayer at the open and close of each school day. We also encourage student led prayer. For example, during Lent, our sixth graders lead the community in a deeply reverent mime presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Our students, faculty, and staff are actively engaged in service to the community, both locally and globally. We support the Parish Pantry, and students are invited to make donations when possible. We subscribe to the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and strive as a community to bear witness to Gospel values.