St. James Catholic School throws pep rally to celebrate Faith Families

St. James Catholic School students divided into ten faith houses to develop a deeper relationship with their friends, faith coaches, and God.

St. James introduced a new concept that celebrates ‘the fruits of the spirit’ through what they call Faith Families during a pep rally at the school.

Principal Jennifer Broadus and faculty try to come up with different activities each month to help the students feel like a family within the school and have new friends to walk in faith with throughout the school year. “A few years ago, we began our Faith Family as a way to make sure that every student had an advocate other than their teacher and it evolved through the years. So, now its Faith-Families where students are placed in the house in groups.”

Since the school has children that come from many different dominations of faith, the school tries to develop the students as good disciples of Jesus. Religious Coordinator Diana Holder said, “It is wonderful. It impacts the children when one practices the fruits of the spirit, it trickles out in their activities after school, in their homes. Our children are the best evangels.”

Not only did the students have a blast, but they also had a competition to see who has the loudest to receive the banana. “We used the banana, the piece of fruit, as the fruit of the spirit, so that each group has a turn to win the banana throughout the school year and they sign their names on it.”

Each group has a chance to bring glory to their house as they try to win the banana during their next selected competition.

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