Prayer

Catholic Central High School is a school of prayer. Through the daily round of scripture and intercession, students are being formed in the practice of dialogue with their God.

 

Each day students encounter prayer through:

  • Communal Morning Prayer (scripture and intercessory prayer)
  • Prayer to begin each class period (led by classroom teachers)
  • “Meet Me in the Chapel” prayer after school each day

 

Each week, students encounter prayer experiences through:

  • Daily Mass (offered in the Cathedral before school)
  • Weekly Mass on Wednesday
  • Eucharistic Adoration (offered twice a week in our Chapel)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

On Wednesdays and on Holy Days of Obligation, the entire school gathers for Mass in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Students are trained to serve in all liturgical ministries appropriate to their state in life (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Servers, Cantors, Choirs, Musicians, Ushers).

Once each academic year, each class participates in a retreat. Each retreat provides an opportunity to reflect on and participate in the sacramental life of the Church. These experiences help to form students in a pattern of prayer, reflection, and discernment.

The yearly observance of the liturgical seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter help students and faculty to actively engage in the paschal mystery of Christ. Each season enables us to participate in a school-wide service project, special prayer services specific to each season (Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, etc.) and penance services with the opportunity for individual confession.