“In order to cross the threshold of faith, one must have the heart of a child who, believing still in the impossible, can live in hope and anticipation; a child, who alone can transform and give meaning to history.” -Pope Francis
We strive to ensure that each child in our preschool develops this attitude of hope and anticipation and believes that it is his or her destiny to fulfill and enjoy God’s loving Providence. The mission of the Preschool at Holy Spirit Prep is to create an environment where children are taught that they are made in God‘s image and that God loves them and is always with them. This theme of God’s love is woven throughout the fabric of everything we do at the preschool. From Music to Creative Movement, Library to Circle Time, and everything in between, we seek to develop in our students a positive self-image in relationship to a loving God.
During weekly Chapel, Deacon Bill McCarthy, Preschool Chaplain, teaches our little ones about the saints and the virtues they inspire. He also explains the parts of the Mass and the significance of the sacramentals. Bible stories from the Old and New Testament provide exciting ways for our students to learn more about God and how to grow in relationship with Him.
In addition, our preschool students actively participate in two Masses during the school year: Thanksgiving and Holy Week. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to understand the Mass in a “hands-on” way, as they read the Prayers of the Faithful, sing, bring up the gifts and receive a blessing. We have been told by many parents that these experiences have made their children better behaved at Sunday Mass!