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Faith Development

The element of faith is integrated into every instruction plan in every program, to demonstrate its relationship to the world of human culture. There is in fact no delineation between religious and non-religious learning in a Catholic school. Instead, teachers focus on integrating the faith dimension into every subject area. Whether the subject is science, math, or fine arts, students learn about the "whole person", including the concepts of intelligence, free will, feelings, rights and responsibilities, interpersonal relationships, and the call to a specific mission in the world. This is what makes the education that the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools provide beyond belief.

Reprinted with permission – Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association

The Sacraments

Students, along with their parents blessing, may prepare for and receive the following Sacraments:

The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment
and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the
Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal.
We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive
Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought
closer to God.


The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance
and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration.
In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to
forgive others.

Confirmation is a Catholic Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and
a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation
for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


Information from the website American Catholic.