Worship & Prayer

As a Catholic school, the Mass is our most important form of prayer and worship.  We have Mass each week in the auditorium.  Generally the elementary has Mass on Thursday and the middle and high school have it on Wednesday.  On Holy Days and special celebrations, the entire school gathers together in the gym.  All students are welcome to come forward at Communion, but non-Catholic students and guests are encouraged to receive a blessing instead of the Eucharist.  Even our younger students who have not received their First Communion can receive a blessing at this time.  Parents are always welcome to attend Mass (sign-in at the front office).

We also provide the sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent for all students in grades 2-12.  Students who are not Catholic may confess at this time if they so desire.

Fr. Whiteford has been offering Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel for interested high school students during activity periods.

As a school, we begin each day with a prayer and end it with a prayer.  We also pray grace at lunch time.

During Advent, we begin each week with a prayer service and lighting of the Advent candle.  At this time our liturgical dancers add to the prayerful mood of the service.

Several teachers pray the Stations of the Cross with the students during Lent.  And the whole school is drawn to prayer during the traditional sixth grade dramatization of the Passion Play.

Students in theology classes from K-12 learn about prayer and its various forms and how to develop a relationship with God through prayer.