Prayers

Morning Prayer– Each school day, we pray at the start of the day to give a spiritual focus to the actives and studies of the day.   A selection from the Sacred Scriptures, based on the daily Mass readings, is proclaimed.   A prayer aligned with the reading, the memorial or feast of the day’s saint is offered.   We conclude with our Direction of Intention:

My God, I give you this day.  I offer you now, all the good that I shall do, and I promise

to accept for love of you, all the difficulty that I shall meet.  Help me to conduct myself

during this day in a manner pleasing to you.

 

Lunch Prayer– Once the students are assembled for one of the three lunch periods, a Grace Before Meals prayer is offered.   We thank God for the bounty set before us.

 

The Sacrifice of the Mass– Where Catholics gather, the Mass follows. This is true globally and in our school.

  • A 7:00 AM Mass is offered in the First Floor Chapel every day the school is in session.
  • A Ring Mass is celebrated early in the evening of the first quarter to bless and distribute school rings to the seniors.
  • A Baccalaureate Mass is presented in the evening of the day before the Graduation Ceremonies.
  • Masses during the school day are offered to recognize significant makers during the year: Opening of the School Year, Thanksgiving, Advent-Christmas, Lent-Easter, Catholic Schools Week and Conclusion of the school year.The student body is divided into small gatherings to provide   a sense of prayerful intimacy.
  • At the discretion of the administration, Mass is offered during specific months to bring as sense of God’s presence during the ordinary times of our lives.

 

Prayer Services– Periodically, the students are gathered to participate in a Prayer Service, which is a non-Sacramental opportunity is give praise, offer thanksgiving and make petition to God.  The themes are based on Sacred Scripture.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly known as Confession, is celebrated twice during the school year: Advent and Lent. All Theology classes are gathered in the school’s Chapel for a brief Prayer Service, followed by the opportunity for individual personal confession.  Neighboring priests are invited to serve as confessors. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at any time upon request in the School Minister’s Office.

 

Ashes are distributed to the students, faculty and staff on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, each year.