Catholic Identity

Supporting Parishes

All Saints is a community school supported by the four parishes in Cleveland County:

Prayer Life

Each school day at All Saints begins with school-wide community prayer. Students hear about the lives of saints, the history of Catholic feast days, liturgical seasons, and other Catholic doctrine. Each classroom also develops their own prayer rituals and routines throughout the school day.

All-school Mass is held each Wednesday morning at Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish. Students participate as choir members, altar servers, readers, ushers and gift bearers. A collection is taken each week to help students develop the habit of stewardship. These collections benefit various Catholic agencies and missions, as well as community programs.

Traditions are an integral part of any Catholic school, and All Saints is no exception. Since the school's inception, the All Saints staff has begun each school day by gathering in the school's chapel before the students arrive to pray together. All Saints Day, our school's feast day, is celebrated each November, and usually includes a visit from our Archbishop. For many years, Holy Week at All Saints has concluded with living Stations of the Cross led by the Eighth Grade class. And, each spring our Second Graders celebrate their First Holy Communion by honoring our Blessed Mother with a May Crowning ceremony, surrounded by their entire school family. These traditions make memories for our students that can greatly affect their own spiritual development.

Philosophy of Service

Students at All Saints learn that each of us is called to give back to God and others by using the talents and gifts bestowed on us by God. Service to those in need is a way to express our faith and engage in the principles of Catholic Social Teachings. The seven Catholic Social Teachings are 1) Life and Dignity of the Human Person, 2) Call to Family, Community, and Participation, 3) Rights and Responsibilities, 4) Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, 5) The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, 6) Solidarity, and, 7) Care for God's Creation. We strive to give all of our students the opportunity and experience to develop the compassion, morality, courage, critical thinking, and academic knowledge to be responsible stewards in today's society. We can do this only with the grace of the Holy Spirit and the support of our community.

Each class engages in a year-long service project. The projects are hands-on and give direct service. Examples of past student experiences include sorting food and filling bags at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, landscaping at Saint Joseph Parish, recurring trips to Rosemont, Legend and Saint Anne's Retirement Centers, sharing in activities at Among Friends Activity Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults and Full Circle Adult Day Care Center, painting rooms at Sooner Theater, supporting a seminarian, cleaning warehouse space for the Oklahoma Safe Kids Coalition, delivering food to Meals on Wheels of Norman, and taking supplies to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. These projects have given our students a new perspective about our world and their role in it as disciples of Christ.

Along with the class service experiences, we have participated as a school in the Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program through Catholic Charities of Oklahoma and through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Students and families donate gifts of clothing, food and shopping cards to families that are needing our help. Birth Choice is another agency supported by our school through donations of baby items. As we look to serve on a global scale, we support Hope Village in Haiti, Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services and Heifer International through Mass collections and special donations. Working through these groups, we, as a faith community, strive for positive change in the world.