"The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin Franklin
For several years now, the Junior St. Vincent De Paul Club has undertaken service projects which have been student led. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization, inspiring people of all ages to relieve the suffering of the poor. Vincentians perform corporal and spiritual works of mercy in a spirit of humility and simplicity; assisting the poor with basic necessities like food, rent, utilities and more.
Additional Opportunities in Music
HCCS provides after school opportunities for choral instruction and private lessons for violin, cello, viola, and piano at the campus. The elective school choir performs during school masses and is showcased in the metro area for occasional events. We have an additional Christmas choir that performs a Christmas Concert/Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. Qualifying string instrument musicians also have an opportunity to participate in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program. For further information about music during the school day, please read about music on our academic subjects page
HCCS participates in the Albuquerque Parochial Independent Athletic League. The following sports are available:
Cross Country and Track will be our next additions.
Theater has an integral part to play in our curriculum. In previous years the school produced two plays under the directions of talented volunteers and/or staff members. Generally these plays come from the Classical cannon such as the works of Shakespeare, Aeschylus, and Chesterton. Rehearsals are after school with productions usually happening in December and or April/May. When we perform, we do our best to glorify God and His creation and constantly ask for the intercession of St. Genesius, patron saint of Theater.
Some of Our Prior Productions:
The Second Shepherd’s Play
The Nativity: A Christmas Story
A Christmas in Wales
Scenes From Shakespeare
Doctors of the Church
Holy Child Catholic School is committed to preserving our Catholic intellectual tradition. This is why each of our classrooms is named after a Doctor of the Church.
At the bottom of each page of this website, you will see a photo of a Doctor of the Church and the classroom that honors that particular doctor.