Catholic Identity

“Transmitting knowledge about the faith, though essential, is not sufficient. If students…are to gain a genuine experience of the Church, the example of teachers and others responsible for their formation is crucial: the witness of adults in the school community is a vital part of the school’s identity.” – St. John Paul II

We are Catholic in all that we do on campus. From the moment students arrive to St. John Paull II, they are immersed in an environment that puts Christ first. Our academic week is centered around our Wednesday masses, and filled with frequent opportunities for sacraments, adoration, and interaction with religious clergy from the surrounding parishes.

Our teachers fully buy into the Catholic religious elements of the campus and curriculum. Uniquely, each faculty member recognizes himself as, not only an instructor, but as a minister of faith.

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Daily Prayer


Daily Mass: 7:15 AM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Classroom Prayer: Each class period begins with prayer, utilizing both traditional prayers and original prayers composed by teachers and students.
School Weekly Masses: The whole school gathers each Wednesday for the celebration of the liturgy. Music is lead by volunteers from our student body.
Graduation Mass: The graduation ceremony is a dignified, traditional ceremony which includes faculty dressed in full academic regalia including mortar board, and gown, the celebration of the Mass, and a beautiful commencement ceremony. Musical talents of our seniors is often a great highlight!

 

Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


“O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of our Bishop, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.”

 

Liturgical Ministries


Ministers of Hospitality: Students volunteers greet visitors at the door and provides assistance at liturgical celebrations.
Cantors: Cantors are volunteers from the choir who are trained to lead the assembly in song at liturgical celebrations.
Instrumentalists: We encourage our students to share their musical talents during our liturgical celebrations.
Intercessions & Gift Bearer: The class of the week leads the General Intercessions and selects volunteers to bring up the Gifts at Mass.
Lectors: All students receive training to become Ministers of The Word for Eucharistic liturgies and prayer services.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Juniors and Seniors can volunteer to be trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to assist the priest at Mass.

 

Devotions


Rosary on Mondays
Divine Mercy Chaplet on Fridays
Sacred Heart Enthronement
Stations of the Cross
May Crowning

 

Campus Ministry


Annual Retreats
Rice Bowl
Wall of Remembrance (November)
Relay for Life Team