Prayer, Liturgy, and Mass

Prayer

Cathedral Catholic High School is a Catholic faith community first and foremost. Each member of our community is encouraged and supported on their personal spiritual journey.  We celebrate and strengthen our faith through prayer and liturgical experiences that mark each day and season.

Community Prayer

Our school prayer is part of the lived spirituality of CCHS.  It is recited as our morning prayer every Friday and included during our Eucharistic celebration at every all-school mass. It provides the framework for our retreat program and is central to our ‘way of being’ on campus and in the world.

Lord Jesus Christ, 
Let my gifts change the world,
help us live the call, 
build the Kingdom, 
Veni Sancte Spiritus. 
(translation – Come Holy Spirit)

Daily School Prayer

Each school day begins with a student led prayer. Classroom prayer at the beginning of each class reinforces the centrality of prayer in our lives and the lives of our students.

Other Prayer Opportunities

The St. Thérèse Chapel is open and available for students before, during and after school for all members of our community.  The beautiful Chapel and serene garden areas are quiet spaces for contemplation and prayer. CCHS often offers rosaries, various prayer interactions (such as Lenten Eucharistic adoration, novenas, etc.). Our campus priests hold lunchtime Bible study and other prayer groups.  Mission & Ministry and Campus Ministry classes host Chapel Nights for students which include opportunities for community building, Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship, reconciliation, service and other spiritual experiences. Drop in to the Mission & Ministry office for details on current opportunities.

Faith Lunch with the Miles Christi:

Our campus Miles Christi priests hold lunchtime faith talks, faith community and Bible study – for boys on Tuesdays at lunch and for girls on Thursdays at lunch. Students are welcome to join Father Martin, Father Paul, and Father Richard at lunch throughout the school year for a bit of fun, faith, and pizza. 

Faith Lunches will begin Tuesday, August 24th (boys) and Thursday, August 26th (girls).


All School Liturgies

Many families have inquired about all school liturgies. Due to Covid restrictions on indoor gatherings, CCHS has developed a plan to provide Community Mass for our students and employees to gather in liturgy.  Students will attend mass with their Religion classes.  Over a two day period each month, all of the Religion classes, at every period, will attend masses.  For example, all students who have Religion class during Red 1 will go to mass together. Community Masses will begin in November

Morning Masses

Liturgy of the Eucharist normally lasts about half an hour.  Thus students are able to nurture their faith, build community and make it to their first class on time.

Due to Covid concerns, masses are only open to current students and CCHS employees.

Daily Morning Mass
Time:  7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Location:  St. Therese Chapel

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday – Thursday: By appointment. Contact the Priests at their email listed above.