Living Our Faith
We emphasize and celebrate spiritual development alongside academic growth.
At the Lower Campus, students attend a weekly school Mass at St. Mark parish. Each week a different class participates in planning the Mass liturgy, performing the readings and petitions.
At the Upper Campus, students attend Mass every other week in the auditorium. We also offer before school Masses and after school Masses in the school chapel on specific days. Confession is available to all Middle and High School Students.
Throughout the year there are special Masses, such as Holy Days of Obligation, the First Eucharist Mass where our second grade students join us at the Lord’s table for the first time, Catholic schools week Mass, Ash Wednesday Mass, graduation Masses, and more.
Kenosha area parish priests celebrate the Mass for us, but occasionally, we are blessed to have a visiting priest from a surrounding parish, or to have one of our Bishops celebrate the Mass.
As a Catholic school, SJCA welcomes students of all faiths and respects the religious beliefs of all members of the diverse school community. The school believes that the spiritual development of its students gives meaning to their intellectual and physical endeavors.
Students at all grade levels attend Theology classes ranging from Bible studies to ethics and world religions studies. Whether in the church, chapel, classroom, or on the playing field, building a moral and ethical foundation is an integral part of a St. Joseph Catholic Academy education. Faculty, staff, alumni, and parents support students as they learn to lead lives of honor and commitment.
Knowing, Loving and
Serving God and Others
At SJCA, we believe that community service is a vital part of shaping tomorrow’s stewards. Service projects bring the values that are taught in the classroom to life as students learn about and respond to the needs of others. Our students, from preschool through high school, provide over 10,000 hours of service annually to the school parish, civic, and global organizations.
St. Joseph Catholic Academy School Prayer
My school is made up of people like me. I help make it what it is.
It will be SPIRITUAL if I make faith the center of my life.
It will be HUMBLE if I am not boastful.
It will be GENEROUS if I share my God-given gifts.
It will be RESPECTFUL if I honor myself and others.
It will be ACCEPTING if I recognize the talents of others.
It will show INTEGRITY if I am consistent and honest.
It will be a place of ACCOUNTABILITY if I take responsibility for my actions.
It will embrace COMMITMENT if I am dedicated to my work and others.
Help me, Lord, to be all of these things, and my school will be the same.
Students at all grade levels, even as young as preschool, experience meaningful age-appropriate retreats led by priests, teachers, and the high school retreat team.
Overnight retreats are held at the high school level. This experience allows students to take a breath, pray, reflect, and recognize the power of God in their lives.
Retreats at SJCA aim to:
- Provide students with the time to reflect on God and on life.
- Allow students to interact with others in a Christian context.
- Allow students the opportunity to make choices in an environment of guidance, discussion and prayer.
- Provide a climate where students can review their personal faith.
- Ensure a memorable experience of school community, where the communal experiences of liturgy, celebration and reflection are highlighted.