Spiritual Life

Nazareth School San Diego, California, USA

Nazareth School San Diego CA, USA

Spiritual Guidance

At Nazareth School we help students come to a deepened awareness of their relationship with God, allowing their faith to find expression in their daily lives and choices by:

  • Providing weekly liturgical experiences which encourage active participation as lectors, choir members and altar servers.
  • Providing training for students in grades 4-8 who wish to train as altar servers
  • Providing religion classes which present doctrine and scripture in a relevant and interesting manner
  • Engaging students in various prayer experiences both in class, prayer services, and at morning assembly
  • Helping students to reflect on the values and moral principles which guide their choices and actions

Parents, relatives, and friends are welcome to join us at our Friday morning school-wide

Sacramental Opportunities

In addition to our weekly school-wide Celebration of the Eucharist, during the seasons of Advent and Lent, students have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance).

Paraliturgical Opportunities

Lent is a special time for the faculty and staff to share the concepts of prayer and giving with our students by:

  • Providing time each day for devotional prayers Engaging students in the Lenten tradition of praying the Stations of the Cross both as a school community and with their prayer partners.
  • Presenting during Holy Week, a play by the Eight Grade students, depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ: his trial, suffering and death. Students and Staff attend the Passion Play in preparation for the Easter Triduum.


The definition of a retreat is to retire, withdraw, or move back. It is an opportunity to get away from regular school activities, typical gathering place, and regular schedule. A retreat is a chance to step back and take a look at one’s self in a different setting away from everyday school distractions: a time to pray and think in a quite safe place.

  • Retreat experiences and days of recollection are provided for our Eight Grade students.