We are pleased to offer Mass on numerous occasions during the school year (Liturgical Schedule). The Masses, for which pastors from our surrounding parishes volunteer to preside, are held in our gymnasium. All parish leaders, as well as parents and alumni, are always invited to join our students for these celebrations of faith. At the November 1st Liturgy all grandparents are specially invited and recognized. Mothers are our special guests at our May Mass.
We are pleased to offer prayer services each morning at 7:55 in our Chapel. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Additionally, students also experience prayer services throughout the year as a part of their Theolgy class.
During the season of Lent, students and faculty are invited to attend daily Eucharist in the chapel and to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Our students volunteer to plan all aspects of our Masses. Specifically, our students select the music, verify the readings, create the petitions, and prepare a welcoming environment. All students are welcome to join this organization. (For additional information, please view Liturgical Planning Team in “Activities.”)
Our students share their gift of music, both vocal and instrumental, during our Masses. All students are welcome to join this organization. (For additional information, please view Liturgical Music Group in “Activities.”)
Our senior students who possess a desire to play a more active role in the celebration of the Eucharist are invited to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. After completing the required training, the senior students are then commissioned at a Mass. In addition to serving the Mater Dei community, our students may also serve their parish community.
Our students prepare the gymnasium for each of our Masses. Specifically, the crew arrives early in the morning to set-up the stage and chairs, and remains after Mass to remove the stage and the chairs.