We come together as a school community every Tuesday morning at 8:30am for Mass in our Church. The whole community is welcome.
Please note: We sometimes move our Tuesday Mass to a Holy Day if it falls during that week.
Sacred Story Prayers
Sacred Story Youth Prayer
The whole school will be participating in the national Sacred Story Youth program this year and adding a daily prayer and reflection time to our regular routine. Each afternoon, all students will have a 3 – 5 minute opportunity for contemplative prayer and personal reflection. This format of prayer is based on the example of St. Ignatius, and the Sacred Story Youth program follows the model of the Forty Weeks to Christ program for adults. The prayer is designed to help students become aware of God’s presence in their daily lives, review the day with gratitude, pay attention to their own emotions, choose one feature of the day and pray from it, and look forward to tomorrow. The daily reflections will be accompanied by lessons and projects in religion classes that will allow the students to expand on their prayer experiences and grow in faith.
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We encourage families to discuss the themes and reflections presented at school and make them a part of prayer time at home, as well.
Morning prayer begins at 7:55 am.
The following are prayers said together by the whole community. Which prayers are said varies by the liturgical seasons of the church. The prayers are given here so that parents might recite them with their children when they are learning them for the first time.
SIGN OF THE CROSS
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you!
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.
My God, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart.
GRACE BEFORE MEALS
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.
ACT OF CONTRITION
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Made Flesh, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.
HAIL HOLY QUEEN
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy: Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Additional prayers that students should know beginning in third grade include:
I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
The Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation: Humility
2. The Visitation: Charity
3. The Birth of Our Lord: Poverty, or detachment from the world
4. The Presentation of Our Lord: Purity of heart, obedience
5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple: Piety
The Sorrowful Mysteries
1. The Agony in the Garden: Contrition for our sins
2. The Scourging at the Pillar: Mortification of our senses
3. The Crowning with Thorns: Interior mortification
4. The Carrying of the Cross: Patience under crosses
5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord: That we may die to ourselves
The Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection: Conversion of heart
2. The Ascension: A desire for heaven
3. The Coming of the Holy Ghost: The Gifts of the Holy Ghost
4. The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven: Devotion to Mary
5. The Coronation of our Blessed Mother: Eternal happiness
The Luminous Mysteries
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
V/. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R/. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
V/. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
R/. Be it done unto me according to your Word.
V/. And the Word was made flesh,
R/. And dwelt among us.
V/. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts: that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ
your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Beginning in fifth grade students should be familiar with:
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Jesus is Condemned to Death
Jesus Bears His Cross
Jesus Falls a First Time
Jesus Meets His Mother
Jesus is Helped by Simon
Jesus and Veronica
Jesus Falls a Second Time
Jesus Speaks to the Women
Jesus Falls a Third Time
Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
Jesus is Nailed to The Cross
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Jesus is Taken Down from The Cross
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
Beginning in Sixth Grade students should be familiar with:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Beginning in Eighth Grade students should be familiar with:
Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Israel;
He has come to His people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
Born of the house of His servant David.
Through His holy prophets He promised of old
That He would save us from our enemies,
From the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
And to remember His holy Covenant.
This was the oath He swore to our father Abraham:
To set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship Him without fear,
Holy and righteous in His sight
All the days of our life.
You, My child shall be called
The prophet of the Most High,
For you will go before the Lord to prepare His way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our Lord
The dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness
And the shadow of death,
And to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning.
is now, and will be forever.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.