While we are a Catholic School and share the teachings of the Catholic Church, we joyfully welcome non-Catholic students to join our school community. In fact, 25 percent of our students are not Catholic, and almost 30 percent of our students attend faith organizations other than Saint Joseph Catholic Church. All students take part in every aspect of the school day, including weekly Mass. We encourage our non-Catholic students and guests to join in the Communion celebration by coming forward to receive a special blessing from the priest or extraordinary minister. In January, we invite ministers from area churches to share in an Ecumenical Prayer Service held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We believe the value of sending your student to our school, regardless of their religious denomination, is in the principles, morals, leadership opportunities and outstanding education they will receive.
Being Non-Catholic at a Catholic School
If your student is not Catholic and you have questions, please feel free to e-mail Donavan Yarnall, principal of Saint Joseph Catholic School, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our front office staff at 803.254.6736.