A tradition since the 1990’s at All Saints, the Virtues Program is a systematic approach to fostering character formation in our students. The purpose of the Virtues Curriculum is to instill in each child a desire to practice Catholic virtues both at home and at school. Although specific, structured lessons are presented on a regular basis, the core of the program is the recognition of the many “teachable moments” that arise each day. The goal is to make the practice of Catholic virtues not just another subject but a way of life for each student.
Each month at All Saints, we focus on a different virtue school-wide. The following is a list of virtues that will be highlighted during the school year.
Year of Faith II (Theme: Hope)
- September: Hope
Definition: Trusting in God’s loving plan.
Saints of the Month:
St. Joseph (K-2),
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Grades 3-5)
Blessed Louis & Zelie Marin (Grades 6-8)
- October: Studiousness
Definition: Seeking knowledge to grow closer to Truth
Saints: St. Albert the Great (PK-2), St. Thomas Aquinas (3-5), St. Edith Stein (6-8)
- November: Courtesy
Definition: Being thoughtful of others.
Saints: St. Martin de Porres (PK -2); Venerable Solanus Casey (Gr. 3-5); Venerable Pierre
Toussaint (Gr. 6-8)
- December: Purity
Definition: Keeping your soul free of sin.
Saints of the Month: St. Dominic Savio (PreK-2), St. Agnes (3-5), St. Maria Goretti (6-8)
- January: Fortitude
Definition: Being brave and strong in the face of trials.
Saints: St. Bernadette (PK-2), St. Joan of Arc (3-5), Sts. Paul Miki & Companions (6-8)
- February: Prudence
Definition: Making good decisions in specific circumstances.
Saints: Blessed Junipero Serra (PK-2), St. John Neumann (Gr. 3-5), St. John XXIII (Gr.
- March: Respect
Definition: Recognizing the dignity of all people.
Saints: St. Jeanne Jugan (Gr. PK-2), St. Damien of Molokai (Gr. 3-5), St. John Paul II (Gr. 6-8)
- April: Forgiveness
Definition: Pardoning those who offend you.
Saints: St. Patrick (PK-2), Bl. Margaret of Castello (3-5), St. Josephine Bakhita (6-8)
- June: Virtue Review