Household System

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

Helias Catholic cultivates a school-wide House system, which exists as a means of engaging all students – body, mind and spirit – and fostering meaningful relationships. The House system exists to further the vision of Helias Catholic High School to build a community of saints and scholars for Christ. Students are assigned to their respective houses upon initial enrollment at Helias Catholic and remain in those houses through all grade levels.


    • Saints: St. Teresa and St. John Paul II
    • Colors: Blue and Gold
    • Motto: “Vivite Ut Evangelizetis” in latin, which means “Live to Evangelize”
  • Symbolism:
      • Blackbird: Bird offers the concept of spiritual world traveling above the “mundane” of normal life. The color black represents the “dark night of the soul” of Mother Teresa.
      • Vine: Represents the connection of Jesus, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5) that all Evangelists are called to add people to. The green represents the life which God provides.
      • The White on the Vine: Represents the joy for the life we receive through being a part of the vine
      • Blue Shield: House color; also connects to the blue of Mother Teresa.
      • Large letter E: For Evangelist
      • Cross Style: The cross/letter is the same style as the cross symbol on John Paul II’s crest


    • Saints: St. Sebastian & St. Cecilia
    • Colors: Gold and Black
    • Motto: Avec Dieu on n’est jamais perdu – With God we are never lost
  • Symbolism:
      • Compass: Made out arrows to represent St. Sebastian, double as a compass to signify sharing of God’s word to the world
      • World map: Always stay curious and adventurous
      • Piano keys: represent cecilia the patron saint of music
      • Letter S: St. Sebastian
      • Letter C: St. Cecilia
      • Background of Shield: Represents a bow and arrow


    • Saints: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare
    • Colors: Green and Gold 
    • Motto: familia supra omnia — Family Overall
  • Symbolism:
    • Simplicity of the shield refers to the simple life of both St. Francis and St. Clare.
    • Wings represent dove wings which are typically seen with St. Francis and the cross is that of St. Francis of Assisi as well. 


    • Saints:  St. Benedict and St. Scholastica
    • Colors:  Purple and Gold
    • Motto:  virtue/excellence of the Scholars
  • Symbolism:
      • Birds: The white dove is a symbol of St. Scholastica and peace.  The raven is a symbol St. Benedict. When someone attempted to poison St. Benedict a raven swooped down and flew off with the poisoned bread, saving his life.
      • Upper Left symbol:  It is the Jerusalem cross with the name of St. Scholastica surrounding it with the latin word “pax” at the top, which means “peace”.
      • Upper Right symbol:  Is the Benedictine cross, named after St. Benedict himself, and is used to ward off evil.
      • Lower left Alpha and Omega symbol:  First and last letters of the Greek alphabet.  It represents the Lords divinity and that he is the beginning and the end.  The olive branch over the alpha-omega represents peace.
      • Lower right symbol:  the mortarboard and books represent academics and graduation.
      • The three pillars:  represent the three pillars (or foundation) of the roman catholic church.


    • Saints: Padre Pio and Therese of Lisieux
    • Color: Maroon and Gold
    • Motto: Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry, quote by Padre Pio
  • Symbolism:
      • Rose: Represents St. Therese she is known as the “Little Flower” the saint of little ways
      • Stigmata: (Wounds in the hands) represent Padre Pio who bore the wounds of Christ
      • Hands: Represent Stewards are to take care of something of importance for someone else
      • Earth: God called us to be Stewards of this earth- we have dominion over the things of earth, but we are to be good stewards-to leave things better than what we found them, to make life better for the people around us
      • Swords: We are armed with the intercession of our patron saints who defend us


    • Saints: St. Maximilian Kobe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    • Colors: Red symbolizes martyrs who have died for the faith
    • Motto: “The Lord is with me like a mighty warrior” Jeremiah 20:11
  • Symbolism:
      • The Helmet: Crusaders as warriors of the faith
      • The Cross and Sword: Those who fight for the faith due so by wearing and living the cross not by using violence.