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Spiritual Life

At St. Bernard Academy, spiritual life is an important aspect of student life. We are rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Mercy sisters, but remain a wonderful religiously diverse community, welcoming students and families from many faith traditions and cultures.

Each day at SBA begins and ends with a prayer of thanksgiving for the day, the gifts we've been given, and the gifts we have to share with others. Students also attend a monthly mass service with each grade level preparing one mass during the school year. Our mass services are open to all: parents, grandparents, and family friends are always welcome to attend.

While at SBA, Catholic students will fulfill all required religious education requirements and complete Sacraments with their non-Catholic classmates playing a major role of support in the process. All students, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, participate in the preparation of each Sacrament. Learning about and developing a respect for faith traditions and cultures of all members of our school family contributes to the spiritually aware young adults that we graduate each year.

SBA is a diverse community. We dedicate time for all students to share their faith and encourage thoughtful discussion of similarities and differences, leaving room for all students to have a voice, to be seen, and to feel connected.melody clarke
2nd grade teacher