Prayer & Retreats

Prayer & Religious Instruction

OLPH incorporates faith formation into the curriculum through daily religion classes, prayer, weekly liturgies, and sacramental preparation. Students in pre-K are instructed in gospel values and teachings through the Allelu curriculum while students in kindergarten through eighth grade utilize the Blest Are We curriculum. The catechism focuses on Catholic beliefs, worship, prayer, the lives of saints, Catholic social teaching, and life by providing digital resources to support all learners. 

OLPH brings this curriculum and Catholic faith to life through daily school-wide prayer, courses offered in Chorus and Liturgical Dance, and the celebration of national Catholic School Weeks. Student-led activities include the Hall of Saints, the Living Rosary, May Crowning, and the Living Stations of the Cross. 

The Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) aligns with the religion curriculum as the entire school is divided into three “houses” that represent the characteristics of respect, responsibility, and kindness reflected by the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Students engage in service projects and visit local faith landmarks, such as the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen and Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA. The crucifix in every classroom and the statues throughout the school are visual reminders to live and practice the Catholic faith at OLPH.

Retreats

Our Middle School students attend various retreats throughout 6th – 8th grade. These retreats are led either by our parish ministers or visiting missionaries.