Holy Trinity Catholic School assists by developing, in both students and their parents, the call to holiness in all of Christ's faithful. Broadly stated, Catholic Education develops a personal, communal, prayerful, and sacramental relationship with Jesus and His church that will enable students and their parents to authentically model the Christian life. Holy Trinity Catholic School is committed to being a community that enables all its members to experience the transforming power of God's love through the generous, forgiving, yet demanding love of Christians.
Catholic Moral Education is the development of virtues. "A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions" (CCC 1803).
In short, the Catholic moral life is grounded on the following basic seven virtues: faith, hope, charity, prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude. Many other virtues are taught at Holy Trinity--among them are joy, patience, peace, modesty and others, so that students and parents may discern their intentional discipleship of Christ.
"Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seve: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matirmony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life of the faith. There is thus a certain resemblance tetween the stages of natrual life and the stages of the spiritual life (CCC 1210)."
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation are taught in the classroom.
The Archdiocese of Denver began the deliberate process of restoring the order of the Sacraments of initiation to their proper theological and historical order (Following Baptism, Reconciliation in second grade, Confirmation and Eucharist in third grade). Holy Trinity will complete the transition by the year 2020.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated with the whole parish as our students enjoy four Super Sundays and a retreat with non-student parishioners in the youth program. However, direct instruction is received in the classroom.
Currently, Holy Trinity students receive their instruction for these two Sacraments while in the second grade. If your child is older than second grade, he or she may participate in the RCIC program through the parish office.