Sacred Heart joins our students in homerooms teams that include students from all grades, to form Communio Groups. What is a Communio Group? Communio is defined as the bond uniting Christians as individuals and groups with each other and with Jesus Christ. The term is derived from Latin communio (sharing in common).
Each Communio Group combines students from the upper and lower grades and students work together as a family, with the older students mentoring and helping the younger students in activities and projects. Students develop friendships with students from other grades, much like a family. They study together, serve together and grow in their love of Christ together.
Each year Sacred Heart Catholic School celebrates All Saints Day by asking the students and staff to dress as a saint of their choice for the day. The Communio groups join together to take part in different activities and games.
An Easter Egg Hunt was set up for the students upon their return from Easter break. They broke up into their Communio groups and took off on their adventures of finding eggs. Some lucky students received out of uniform passes in surprise eggs for each Communio group in addition to candy and other treats. Among all the fun, some prizes are yet to come. Stay tuned for more to come on Field Day!
During Catholic Schools Week, our Communio groups had an opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with one another, writing cards of encouragement to our diocesan seminarians and cards of thanks to our retired priests. They also created crafts for folks in nursing homes to remind them they are loved – by God and by us, even if we never meet them.
The Communio Groups performed their annual Christmas Carol Extravaganza on December 21st. Parents, grandparents, and families were invited to attend. The students and staff had a wonderful time singing and performing a variety of Christmas carols for each everyone. It was a lot of fun had by all!