Liturgical Activities

Liturgical prayer experiences are an integral part of the religious education program.  Teachers and students pray together as a class at the beginning of each day, before lunch, and at the end of the school day.  The Angelus is prayed by the students, faculty, and staff every day at noon.  Students have the opportunity of daily sharing “Prayer Time with the Principal.”  Daily all-school prayer and Bible study are televised in each classroom to begin the school day.  The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is the center of spiritual life for our students.

Special preparation is given during the school day to children who will receive the Sacrament of Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (grade two) and to those students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation (grades seven and eight).

On Fridays, students of grades one through eight participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and take turns planning the liturgy.  This Mass is in addition to our Sunday Mass obligation as Catholics.  During the school year Holy Family students participate in the following religious celebrations: the Living Rosary, May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patriotic Memorial Prayer Service, Blessing of the Animals Mass, Stations of the Cross, special Ethnic Masses, weekly devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, veterans prayer service, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Adoration of the Cross and Benediction each First Friday.

Our students participate in the Holy Family Parish Youth Choir and are encouraged to be altar servers.