Mr. Todd Bowman
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
I feel a Catholic education is important because it develops the whole person, both academically and spiritually. The reason I choose to work at St. Joseph’s School is because it is a family, friendly environment. Both the families and the faculty are very supportive and wonderful to work with.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
AS Monroe Community College
BS SUNY Brockport
MS Roberts Wesleyan
St. Joseph School Advisor/Coordinator
As we are approaching a new Church year, it is a time to reflect on the past year and prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. There are several ways we can prepare for Jesus. One way is to make room in our hearts. We can do that by examining our conscience and asking God for forgiveness. This means that we should make time during Advent to go to confession. Now that you have asked God for forgiveness, you have taken doubt, fear, and despair away and made room for joy and hope. We are now ready for Christ in our lives.
I plan on preparing the students for Christ as well through different activities. The students will make an Advent Wreath to mark the four weeks of Advent. Students will also, in groups, read the first readings from the four Sundays of Advent, pick lines of hope, and use them to make a poster. We will read the O Antiphon, which are traditional prayers said before Christmas Eve. We will have a discussion about it afterwards. We will also have a prayer service in class.
After Advent is over, we will continue with our traditional lessons. The eighth graders will learn about the Marks of the Church. The seventh graders will learn about the truths of Jesus: parables, miracles, Penance and Anointing of the Sick, Beatitudes, and Jesus’ Kingdom. Finally, the sixth graders will learn how God’s family of faith formed.
Have a blessed Christmas season, Mr. Bowman