St. John Neumann Catholic School

Religious Instructionsrangela

Each school day begins with a morning prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance because we are still One Nation, Under God. Religion is taught daily within the classroom in preschool through 4th grade. Middle school students attend separate religion classes taught by Sister Angela Nikwobazeirwe or Sister Maureen Ouma. School Masses are Monday (grades 5-8), Tuesday (grades K-4), and Thursday (all school). All preschool students attend Mass once per week. Students are expected to actively and reverently participate in Mass. Students may take a leadership role in Mass such as serving as a reader, altar server, gift bearer, or singing in the choir. Parents are welcome to join us for Mass; however, students are required to sit with their teachers and classmates. Students in second grade are prepared for first reconciliation and first communion. For a detailed description of Religious Instruction visit the Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools’ website at www. dioknox.org/schools/curriculum.