Our religious study program is designed to teach students about our Catholic faith. It is structured to allow individual spiritual growth in response to God who speaks to us through Scripture, the Church, and in our world today. We provide students the opportunity to examine life in a Catholic atmosphere and encourage them to take on leadership opportunities by sharing gifts and time with those who are less fortunate. Every Friday afternoon, we gather for Mass as a community to end the week. We welcome those with different religious traditions or do not have religious traditions, and find each of us will discover great value in a commitment to service.
Our service initiatives are designed to motivate students to collaborate on service oriented projects. By way of this approach, students learn to solve problems and make decisions and successfully contribute, not just to the school community here at St. Bartholomew, but the outside community as well. These initiatives afford our scholars unique experiences that enable them to connect local concerns with global issues and gain an awareness of others. These experiences empower our students to be empathetic and service oriented individuals in our society and these are skills that will serve them now and years later as they transition into life beyond their careers at St. Bart's.
For the 2017-2018 school year we will be participating in Hurricane Harvey Relief for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the Mission Mass, Greg Gannon Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Parish, Holiday Adopt-a-Family, collect toiletries and children's clothing for Mary House, Coats of Many Colors winter coat and accessories drive, Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl, Cup o' Joe, and our Lenten Promise Packs drive for homeless youth.
Ways We Serve:
Participate in the Liturgy committee or as altar servers
Raise over 1,000 pairs of new socks for the men's shelter in our annual Socktober competition
Send our servicemen and women Halloween candy through Operation Gratitude
Collect food and various goods through multiple collection drives
Participate in the Greg Gannon Food Drive
Clean a local park as part of the Green Community house competition