SERVICE AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Meeting Spiritual Needs
The spiritual needs of Catholic High students are met in a variety of ways throughout the school year, and spiritual life is developed well beyond daily prayer.
Weekly all-school Masses are celebrated in the Monsignor Disch Gymnasium. Members of the Catholic High community are invited to join to the student body.
Additional Masses are offered at 7:15 am each Tuesday in the school’s chapel.
Annual grade-level retreats are conducted by Campus Ministry teams for all students. Two optional Kairos retreats are offered each year for interested juniors and seniors.
We honor the tradition of First Friday Adoration in our school chapel. Parents and grandparents join students, faculty, and staff in this contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.
Area pastors, associate pastors, deacons, and other religious work as a pastoral team to offer opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on campus.
Catholic High School is grateful for the ideals of our Lasallian heritage and wishes to remain united with the efforts of the Christian Brothers to serve in the manner of their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. De La Salle recognized the pain of the poor and heard their cry for help. He understood that poverty, ignorance and oppression led to crime, sin and destruction. Jesus warned against holding wealth while others suffer.
Students at Catholic High School will strive to ease the suffering of others through mission drives, food drives, ministry to the elderly and handicapped and other projects both as a part of groups and as individuals. The service work will be offered in the spirit of Jesus and St. John Baptist de La Salle.
We hold fast to the words of truth expressed by Carmelites of the past, in a present time filled with distraction and secularism, for we know that joy is only possible through God.
The charism or spiritual focus of the Carmelite Order is contemplative prayer. We strive to help our students grow in relationship with God. In that respect, the requirement may be thought of as a great opportunity.