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liturgy

Mass

Mass is celebrated daily in the Chapel at 8:00 a.m. and twice a week during Lent. All are welcome. School-wide Masses are held according to liturgical seasons. In addition, there are periodic Masses for athletic teams and clubs. Eucharistic Adoration is held all day, once a month in the Chapel for students, faculty and families. A member of “Moms in Touch” is present each hour.

Knights of Setonia

Knights of Setonia Masses are offered periodically and are optional. Students may declare themselves Knight of Setonia by making a three-fold pledge:

1) Attend all Knights masses

2) Visit the Chapel weekly for private prayer

3) Perform 20 hours of service and submit the service form, highlighted in the following paragraph.

Those who follow through on their commitment receive a Knights of Setonia lapel pin upon submitting their completed and signed Service Form. Light breakfast is provided by the Mother’s Auxiliary.

Liturgical Ministries

Students participate in a variety of Liturgical Ministries. Readers and Acolytes (Altar Servers) are properly trained at any grade level. Students can apply in spring of Junior year to be Special Ministers of Holy Communion in Senior year. Music Ministry involves both students and faculty, with a well-rehearsed choir and instrumentalists.

sacrament of reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered during lunch/homeroom every Friday in the Chapel, and at all times upon request. Lenten Reconciliation Services are held for all Theology classes. These services include prayer, examination of conscience and the opportunity for private Reconciliation.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is offered school-wide over the PA system. Intentions for the sick and suffering are included every Friday.

Moms In Touch

Moms In Touch is a gathering of students’ mothers, who pray for students, faculty and staff. All are welcome to join them on Thursday mornings at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel.

student participation

Students are encouraged to participate in the planning and celebration of school liturgies through a variety of ministries:

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion — Students may apply in the spring of their junior year, to minister upon becoming seniors. Candidates undergo a training session on the Theology of the Eucharist and Distribution of the Eucharist. They receive their commissions at the opening liturgy of the year in September, a Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Music Ministers lead the congregation in song with voice and musical instruments. Faculty member Joe and Theresa Neglia are the moderators.

Acolytes lead the procession into and out of Mass with the cross and candles.

Banners are designed and created by students for every liturgy. Two thematic banners are made: one for the procession, is placed behind the altar; a second is placed on the ambo (lectern).

Gift-bearers present the gifts of bread and wine to the altar for consecration. Included are tags from the most recent tag day, symbolic of the money raised for service organizations.

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