Our Catholic faith is an essential part of life at Bridgeport Catholic Academy. Students, faculty,and staff pray together at the beginning and end of each school day, and students pray in their individual classrooms at various times during the day. The school community gathers often for prayer and liturgical celebrations, including weekly Mass, weekly Rosary, Advent and Lenten prayer services, and the Living Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Students receive daily instruction in the Catholic faith from teachers who have religious certification from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Students are well prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade and Confirmation in eighth grade. To prepare for Confirmation, our eighth graders go on an all-day retreat.
Daily religion classes and faith-filled teachers communicate, by instruction and example, the history, tenets, challenges and joy of our faith to our students. The many service projects, including food and clothing drives, mission week activities, and fundraisers to aid the poor and victims of natural disasters, instill in the students a sense of mission and concern for others. The staff, parents, and students work together to promote an atmosphere of respect, responsibility and spirituality.