Ignatian spirituality is ever present and alive in our vibrant school community. Using Ignatian spirituality as a guide, all staff teaches students to pray through contemplation, meditations and through an examen. Students are taught to make decisions to view God and to use prayer as a practical tool to guide them in everyday life. We teach our students to see and recognize that God is actively involved in the world and intimately involved with us in every moment and place.
In keeping with the rich historical traditions of Dolores Mission Church, the school takes an active role by participating in communal events such as the Posadas (Christmas pilgrimage), Novenas (rosaries to our Lady of Guadalupe) and participating in the church Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross).
Students attend and participate in monthly Masses that celebrate the rich traditions of our Church that promote social teachings such as: Our Lady of Sorrows day, Dia de los Muertos mass, Cesar Chavez, Catholic Schools Week and May Crowning. Prayer services are presented to the students on a monthly basis by grade level and are conducted by various lay persons and Jesuit priests.
Dolores Mission School is proud to recognize and follow the works and teachings of the Catholic Church and St. Ignatius of Loyola. We use these beliefs as the foundational cornerstones for which we base our sacramental teaching for our students. Students are prepared and receive the sacrament of the Eucharist, Reconciliation and Baptism if needed.