Mass is celebrated school-wide on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and on other special occasions. Students have the privilege to serve as cantors, musicians, readers, and altar servers. They also read petitions and participate in the offertory procession. Students are expected to enter and exit reverently and quietly and participate fully in the Mass. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend Mass.
School families who are of the Roman Catholic Tradition are expected to support their children’s Catholic education by bringing them regularly to worship. Our Catholic faith is not a matter of extra teaching in school but is a way of life. A family’s weekly encounter with Jesus Christ in word and sacrament brings them strength and blessing.
Families are expected to be active members of their parish of choosing and should inquire with their parish for affirmation that they qualify for the active parishioner rate highlighted on the Pastor Permission Form. The following is the policy outlined by St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish who are seeking the Active Parishioner Rate:
Families wishing to receive the Catholic tuition rate for their children at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School should be active parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church or another Catholic parish. The pastor’s recommendation will be followed for the assignment of tuition rates.
Factors which the pastor may consider when determining which families are truly active parishioners include:
- Regular attendance at Mass using the envelope system. The regular use of offertory envelopes, with or without a monetary contribution, is used to determine attendance and whether a family is actively participating in the faith life of the parish.
- Current involvement in parish ministry (lector, usher, Eucharistic Minister, parish projects, etc.)
Questions or inquiries regarding the assignment of the Active Parishioner Rate should be directed to the parish the family belongs to as the school does not have authority over the assigned rate.