Dear Parents and Teachers,

I am sure you are all wondering what is next with school.  We are going to take this week off as stated earlier (March 23-27).  At the end of the week we will see what the status of the virus is and what all the state and local restrictions will be.  At that time we will decide if we will send home a lesson plan (weekly, bi-weekly, etc.), or teach classes via zoom or maybe even return to school.  It is in the hands of God.

Right now the best thing to do is stay safe at home, give everyone vitamin C, pray the rosary everyday, study the catechism, pray a novena to St. Joseph to ask his assistance in getting through this scourge.  The most beneficial practice will be to continue this Lenten sacrifice and pray.

A Novena to St. Joseph during this pandemic.

Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ!  To you I raise my heart and my hands to implore your powerful intercession.  Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and the grace of a happy death and the special favor I now implore for the Coronavirus to end.  Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

V. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name.

R. Hear my prayers and obtain my petition.

May God watch over us all and protect us.

God bless you,

Mary Lewis


The best gifts for a child are the Catholic Faith and a great education


Upcoming news and events

  • SAT Testing

    March 30 @ 12:00 am - April 3 @ 12:00 am

    Annual standardized testing for Grades 1 – 6

  • First Friday Devotion

    April 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

    Mass & Benediction OLHC Chapel, all welcomed.

  • SAT Testing

    April 6 @ 12:00 am - April 7 @ 12:00 am

    Annual standardized testing for Grades 7 – 12

  • Half Day

    April 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Class Hours 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • No School

    April 9 - April 17

    Easter Vacation

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Padre Pio Academy

Padre Pio Academy is a K-12 private, independent, co-educational, college preparatory school, located in Garden Grove that offers a challenging curriculum with the emphasis on the principles of our Catholic faith’s traditional catechism. Our academy will seek to teach the students to think critically, speak effectively, and to write proficiently.

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School Events

Some of our annual events

Right here on the green, rolling campus of Padre Pio Academy is our annual Oktoberfest! Everyone is invited! Things get started about 11:00am and you can count on a wide and copious variety of food: Vietnamese, Filipino, American and traditional Teutonic. We’ll also have plenty of activities for the kids including: Moon bounce, zip line, face painting, and much more!

Padre Pio Academy’s annual Christmas play is one not to miss! Watch the students perform multiple plays that will be sure to put a smile on your face! It’s all for free in appreciation for all the support you give PPA all year long!

Many, many years ago when the Sunday congregation fitted from auditorium to hall and back again, Fr. Schell thought it would be a great idea if we could get together at Christmas for a social evening of dining and dancing. That tradition has held fast and we are doing it again!

Taking place towards the end of the school year, our annual Jog-a-thon is a great way to help support our school. Without your generous support we would not be able to continue offering quality Catholic education to families. Maintaining affordable tuition and scholarship programs for families in need is a vital part of supporting the future generation.

The students gain sponsors for 10 weeks and run for 30 mins.

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Our Lady Help of Christians is located on campus and offers daily Latin Mass. During school hours, the entire school comes to recite their daily rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament. With respect, students are welcomed to pray during break hours.

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