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Sacramental Life

All School Liturgies
At Central Catholic High School we have several different experiences in the liturgy. The school has an all-school liturgy each month in the gym for the entire student body; parents are welcomed to attend. These 9:00 a.m. Masses* revolve around holy days of obligation, Marian feasts, and school celebrations. Students and faculty serve as the ministers at the school liturgies, with a cantor, choir and a liturgical ensemble. Marianist priests from Central Catholic and St. Mary's University lead the celebration in keeping with the General Instruction on the Roman Mass.
*All school liturgies begin at 9:00 am unless otherwise noted.
Daily Mass
In addition to our monthly liturgies, we also have daily Mass (M-F) in our school chapel (Room 230) at 7:45 a.m. These are optional and open to anyone who would like to attend. A short homily is usually offered by one of our clergy.
Liturgical Choir
The Liturgical Choir is a volunteer choir for musicians who wish to participate in school liturgies. Members can be instrumentalists or vocalists and are required to meet once a week after school. This choir sings at all school masses and religious services throughout the school year. There is no Fine Arts credit offered for participating in this ensemble.
Communion Service During Lunch
There is also a daily communion service M-F before each lunch period. (When are Lunch Periods?)
Reconciliation is offered every day after school from 3:30-4:00 p.m., or by appointment, with our Chaplain Fr. Sean Downing, SM. During each semester the student’s will have the opportunity to participate in a short prayer service and examination of conscience and then are invited to celebrate reconciliation with a priest or pray individually in the chapel.
Prayer begins and ends our school day. At the start of the first period, a prayer for the day is offered over the intercom for the entire school community. Each day concludes with the Prayer and the Marianist doxology.
Marianist Doxology
May the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be glorified in all places
through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.