Catholic Faith Life

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"A Catholic school is a place where students live a shared experience of
faith in God and where they learn the riches of a Catholic culture. Catholic 
schools help students to deepen a relationship with God and to discover 
that all things human have their meaning in the person and teaching of 
Jesus Christ."
                                                                                                St. Pope John Paul II

Living and learning in the tradition of the Catholic faith is the core of what we do at Saint Denis-Saint Columba School.  What does this mean? ‚Äč

To live and learn in the Catholic tradition is to recognize that we are called to inspire our students to love God and one another, while still developing a special love for all of humanity.  In the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, our ministry is to show each student how to "find God in all things."

It is our goal that from the first moment that a student sets foot into SDSC, he or she will have the impression of entering a special place, one brightened by the light of faith and filled with the Gospel spirit of love.  We want everyone to be aware of the living presence of Jesus who, today as always, is with us in our journey through life as the one genuine "Teacher." Within our school, each student, each teacher and each parent should be conscious that they stand upon a Holy Ground of Loving and Learning.

By teaching students to see God in all things and to be aware of His constant presence, SDSC is a place where faith and knowledge meet.  The light of Christian faith stimulates a desire to know the universe as God's creation.  So, whether studying religion, science, social studies or mathematics, our students gain a deeper understanding of God.

At SDSC there is no separation between time for learning and time for growing spiritually, between acquiring knowledge and forming Christian character.  Our work is not complete just by leading students to the mastery of their subjects.  Our work is fulfilled when we help our students acquire the skills, virtues and habits of heart and mind to enter the world as Christian leaders.

We invite you to explore these pages and discover the ways in which our SDSC community lives, loves and learns in the tradition of the Catholic faith.

Jesus is the Head of our school,
The Unseen Guest in every classroom
The Silent Listener to every lesson