Spiritual Life at St. Mary Catholic School
St. Mary Catholic School strives for excellence in academics as well as guidance in spiritual growth. Catholic education encompasses every area of a child’s development. SMCS instills in the students a wide range of values, morals, ideas, and examples that reflect the teaching of the Catholic Church. Adoration SMCS participates in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays during Advent and Lent.
All Saints Day:
November 1 brings a special spotlight on the heroes of the Church, the Saints. Each SMCS sixth grader takes on the responsibility of researching the life of a saint, dressing as the saint, and sharing the saint’s life with the school community. The school liturgy is also planned by the sixth graders.
SMCS students acknowledge the true meaning of Christmas by giving glory to God through song and celebrating the beauty of the Nativity. Kindergarteners perform a Christmas Pageant. First Graders perform a Christmas Alphabet. Grades two through five perform a musical play.
Following a rotating schedule, students in grades three though eight attend the 8:30 A.M. Mass at Saint Mary Catholic Church.
As a way to honor the many Catholic feast days and celebrations, once a month at 10:30 A.M. the St. Mary Catholic School community comes together to celebrate the Eucharist. Classes take turns planning each school liturgy.
SMCS students are given the opportunity to attend a Penance Service and to go to confession during Advent and Lent.
In honor of our patron saint, St. Mary Catholic School students pray a decade of the rosary each morning during the months dedicated to the Blessed Mother, October and May.
Stations of the Cross
On Fridays during Lent students in grades three through eight participate in the Stations of the Cross.
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In choosing St. Mary Catholic School, you are investing in your child’s tomorrow. For over 145 years students and families have been entrusting SMCS for educational excellence – spiritually, academically, and socially. We invite you to visit our campus in historic Hagerstown, Maryland to learn more about our school as well as our school community.