Faith - Hope - Charity 

This year, Manistee Catholic Central is implementing our new Virtues in Practice Program. Virtues in Practice is a program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through 11th grade to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues.

This program is set up in such a way that a whole school studies the same virtue each month, to provide a whole-school focus, and an at-home, whole-family focus.

The Virtues in Practice


Faith is believing in God and all He has revealed. Through the theological virtue of faith, we participate in the life of God. 
Year of Faith

The Year of Faith is an opportunity to renew and develop the use of Catholic devotions such as Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary or the Stations of the Cross as well as an opportunity to expand Catholic ministries and service projects.


Hope is trusting in God’s loving plan. Through the theological virtue of hope, our hears are set of the goal of heaven.

Year of Hope

The Year of Hope offers an opportunity to focus on study skills and vocations. We know that God designed each of us with gifts and talents to suit His plan for our lives, and that He expects us to do our part to increase the talents He has given us so that we are ready to answer His call.



Charity is loving God with all your heart, mind and strength, your neighbor as yourself. Through the theological virtue of charity, we place God above all things and recognize that what we do to the least of our brother, we do unto Him.

Year of Charity

The Year of Charity offers an opportunity to commit to making God our priority and to love not only people across the globe-but the people right next to us.

Virtue of the Week

This week we are focusing on the virtue of Confidence

Past Virtues: 

September: Leadership, Assertiveness, Integrity, Communication

October: Courage, Toughness, Bravery, Valor 

November: Gratitude, Reliability, Loyalty

December: Humility, Selflessness, Patience

January: Respect, Forgiveness, Perspective, Courtesy

February: Charity, Unity, Altruism, Trust

March: Sacrifice, Effort, Resilience, Diligence

April: Perseverance, Relentlessness, Tenacity, Endurance

May: Zeal, Legacy, Confidence

Program Overview

Virtues in Practice helps students to live out their faith in their everyday lives.

Program Includes

To learn more about The Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® is a Christian curriculum and the Lumen Ecclesiae Press, click here.

  • Virtues of the month

  • Saint of the Month 

  • 3-Year Cycle

  • Classroom Role-Play and Activities

  • Monthly Home Projects (Behavior Goals)

  • Student Workbooks & Parent Guide