Our Catholic Identity
Weekly mass 2019 - Fr. Richard Dion, our chaplin and priest of St. Anthony of Padua Parish welcomes students to mass each Wednesday, 8:00 am-8:45am.
As Manchester's only Catholic school dedicated solely to teaching 7th and 8th graders, St. Joe's provides an environment finely tuned to early adolescents in terms of academic challenge, social environment, and faith formation.
Students in this age group are moving to a heightened level of social awareness, and their childhood perceptions are giving way to an often bewildering world full of many challenges and choices. This time may be the most formative in terms of a student's character development.
Through the religion classes, morning, noon and dismissal prayer, the Celebration of the Eucharist, Adoration, prayer services, liturgical calendar observances, retreats, and service to others, our students learn the fundamentals of Christian faith and Catholic traditions to nourish them with the answers to life's challenges that can come from deep faith.
Students attend mass weekly on Wednesdays from 8:00am-8:45am at St. Anthony of Padua Parish.
St. Joe's Catholic Traditions
Students are recommended by teachers when they have observed student acting on behalf of our mission statement, acting self-lessly, practicing caring and kindness, showing respect for others, themselves and God through service work and interactions with peers. The Gold Cross winners are recognized immediately after masses and students families are invited.
November 2019 - Mrs. Jones, our religion teacher, took a group of students to the Annual Diocesan Youth Conference at Bishop Guertin, Nashua, NH.