Faith, Prayer and Service
Faith is an important part of life at Pope Francis High School. We welcome students of all religious backgrounds to join our community. As a Catholic school, PFHS offers an education built on a pillar of faith, prayer and service to others.
The development of a spiritual life is central to the culture of Pope Francis High School. Prayer opens and closes every school day and begins every class, meeting, assembly, event and athletic competition. At least once a month, the entire school comes together for community prayer. This may include Mass, a paraliturgical service, living Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, or some form of worship. During Advent and Lent, there are daily prayer services in the chapel, and the entire student body has the opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Every Pope Francis High School student is required to take a religious studies class each semester. Prayer is an integral part of these classes. Students learn the value of prayer in their lives through the practice of Lectio Divina, meditation, contemplation, music, journaling, traditional prayers and service.
The goal of the Religious Studies department is to challenge each individual to grow in their personal relationship with God, while learning about faith, the Church, and the world in which we live.