St Peter School Rhode Island




SPS Faith Formation

Faith Formation at Saint Peter School does not stop at the classrooms. Throughout the year students participate in charity, service and social justice projects. Children and families engage in community building activities that allow us to live and share our faith.

Catholic Schools Week January 29 - February 4, 2017



The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and the community at large.



Visit us during Catholic Schools Week during our OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 12pm - 2pm.

First Communion and Reconciliation Preparation



The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. At St. Peter School, students prepare for First Communion and Reconciliation in the second grade. Preparation for the Sacrament occurs during school religious education classes as well as during parish-wide workshops. Reconciliation occurs in January and Communion will follow in May.

Oh Mary, We Crown Thee with Blossoms Today... St. Peter Students Honor Mary with Annual May Procession



One of the highlights in our school calendar is the celebration of Mary during the month of May. We honor the Blessed Virgin with a procession and crowning of Mary as “Queen of the May”. The students prepare for this special occasion by learning hymns and prayers. The entire school processes from the school yard into church carrying flowers to be placed before Mary during the May procession. Hymns in tribute to Mary are sung as the children, parents and teachers together pay special tribute to Mary, mother of Jesus. A crown of flowers is brought into the church by a second grader who has just received their First Communion. The statue of Holy Mary is crowned by an Eighth grader. It is a long held tradition at St. Peter School and one that is anticipated each year.

Little Saints Learn True Meaning of “HALLOW E’EN”



First Graders at St. Peter School in Warwick Dress as Saints for All Saints Day. When you think of Halloween, candy and costumes, witches and pumpkins come to mind. But do you know the Christian connection to the holiday? "Hallow" means holy and evening was shortened to e’en and eventually “een.” Thus, the word Halloween refers to the night before the feast of all holies, or All Saints Day.

Every year on November 1st, All Saints Day, the first graders at St. Peter School in Warwick celebrate the lives of the saints by dressing in their saint costumes for a school-wide All Saints Day Mass. The children in Mrs. Robinson’s classroom spend the first 6 weeks of school learning about their patron saints and why they are being honored. The students will dress in the costume of their saint for Mass, much like they will do with their friends and family the night before to celebrate Halloween. The first grade class prepares and participates in the Mass with music, readings and presentation of the Offertory gifts. This special Mass is much anticipated amongst the students and well attended by the St. Peter School and Parish community.

St. Peter’s hosts annual “Blessing of the Animals”



Dogs, cats and all other domestic animals are welcome in St. Peter’s school yard on the first Saturday in October for the annual “Blessing of the Animals”. Every year, St. Peter's hosts a “Blessing of the Animals” celebration in the school yard for local pet lovers in honor of the feast of St. Francis. the Patron Saint of Animals, St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day is Tuesday, October 4th.

St. Peter's Creche Program

St. Peter's Creche program is a baby-sitting service
and Pre-K faith formation program available during the
9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday masses from September through April.
The program is available for children 18mos. to 5 years.
You do not need to sign up--just drop your children off at the back door of the parish admin building before the masses. Questions? Please contact Margaret Andreozzi at 461-5691.

Outreach:

Please read the archived email regarding SPS and Emmanuel House...


Peace Day:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 was Peace Day at St. Peter School!



Check out more pictures of this special day!


Vacation Bible School:

Please read the Rhode Island Catholic article about this fun, educational and rewarding program for the children of St. Peter's Parish.

VBS offers 5 half day sessions (9am-12pm) or 3 or 5 full day sessions (9am-3pm) for children 4 through HS. (Four year olds half day only.)
Please contact Margaret Andreozzi for more information on the upcoming VBS (June 2011) at 467-5691 ext. 128.





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ST. PETER TRI-PARISH SCHOOL
120 Mayfair Road, Warwick, RI 02888
401-781-9242





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