Faith & Values

Rooted in Faith

finding meaning through learning & worship

Rooted in the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, service, and community within the context of the wider diocesan mission.

Catholic Central High School is a diocesan high school anchored to the Cathedral of Saint Andrew that was initially staffed by diocesan priests and Dominican sisters. The Office of Campus Ministry serves to make the pillars relevant within the contemporary life of high school students and the larger school community. Campus Ministry is successful in its mission, engaging students in these life-giving practices.

Catholic Central seeks to create a culture that supports and expresses gospel values and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Students are invited to take part in Campus Ministry activities including service opportunities, prayer experiences, Eucharistic Adoration, and Mass. To be Catholic is to understand, in a very profound way, that we encounter God through each other, the Sacraments, Scripture, prayer, and the ordinary activities of our daily lives. Empowered by their faith, Catholic Central students develop their mind, talents, and passions, and enter the greater world ready to transform it.


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 (The Examen)
  • Prayer to begin each class period led by classroom teachers
  • Communal mid-afternoon prayer (The Act of Contrition)
  • Communal end of day prayer (The Memorare)

Each week, students encounter prayer through:

  • Weekly Mass (next-door at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew)
  • Adoration in our Chapel
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

Catholic Central School Prayer

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

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