Developing a strong faith begins during childhood. Students at Drexel Schools are part of a faith based education system which teaches the value and significance of our Catholic faith. They are provided opportunities to strengthen and grow their faith into a strong spiritual foundation which can support our students throughout their lives. The following are the faith based programs and Sacraments available at Drexel Schools:
Sacramental Preparation:One of the benefits of attending a Drexel School is preparing for and celebrating the Sacraents with your classmates. All Sacraments are performed at the Parish, but preparation is a collaboration between the Parish and the School.
Preparation for the sacrament of Baptism is available upon parent’s request and can be combined with other sacrament prep
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) takes place in 2nd Grade as part of the preparation for First Holy Communion. Preparation includes teaching the Act of Contrition, the process of Confession, and participation in a retreat with other candidates. First Reconcilation generally takes place during Advent. Older students may be prepared upon request.
First Holy Eucharist
The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist or First Holy Communion is celebrated in the 2nd Grade. Parish and school leaders collaborate to prepare our 2nd Graders throughout the year through classroom instruction, faith projects, and a retreat. Masses for First Holy Communion generally take place during Easter season. Older students may be prepared upon request.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated slightly differently at each school. Regarded as the perfection of Baptism, the bishop anoints each Confirmation Candidate with chrism (an aromatic oil which has been consecrated) and by the words, "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit." Preparation for Confirmation at most schools begins in the 7th Grade and continues in 8th Grade. Parish and school leaders collaborate to prepare our students through classroom instruction, faith projects, and a day long retreat. Confirmation takes place during Easter season.