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Liturgy and Prayer

Every day at Marian Catholic is rooted in prayer. Each day starts with morning prayer, and every day ends with the recitation of the Dominican Blessing:
May God, Creator, bless us.
May God, Redeemer, heal us.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten us and give us all we need:
          eyes to see with,
          ears to hear with,
          hands to do the work of God,
          feet for walking,
          mouths for preaching words of saving power.
May the Angel of Peace watch over us and lead us, by God’s grace, to the Kingdom.
As a community of faith, the Marian Catholic family gathers several times throughout the school year to pray and celebrate the sacraments together. All-school services take place in the West Gym, and all are welcome to join in these celebrations. This year’s liturgies include:
  • Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit – Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Solemnity of All Saints – Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas/Catholic Schools Week – Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Lenten Reconciliation Service – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • End of the Year Liturgy/Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker – Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Liturgical ministries include altar servers, lectors, musicians, singers, and ushers. Senior students have the opportunity to serve as Eucharistic ministers and begin training at the end of their junior year.

Students are always welcome to visit our beautiful Chapel. The Chapel serves as the setting for smaller prayers experiences, such as the annual Thanksgiving Prayer Services. Theology classes will often utilize the space for individual class prayer. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is always available by making arrangements with our school chaplain, Father Bill O’Mara.