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Masses and Liturgies

All School Masses

Masses involving all students are celebrated for special feasts and events in the gym. They include:
  • Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, September TBD (2018)
  • Grandparents Mass on Thursday, October TBD (2018)
  • Thanksgiving/Food Drive liturgy on Wednesday, November 21st (2018)
  • Advent Mass on Wednesday, December (2018)
  • St. Joseph's Mass on Thursday, March 22nd 
  • Marian Mass on Friday, May 11th
Students--please remember to follow Liturgy day dress code on these occasions (please refer to the student handbook for these guidelines.)

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Weekly Masses

Every Thursday from 10:20 to 11:10 a.m. the school has a special schedule to allow students to either attend Mass in the Chapel of the Three Companions or attend a silent study hall.  The mass involves active student participation as liturgical readers, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, and musicians. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Chapel of the Three Companions
Prep's Chapel is named for three of the first seven Jesuits. St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and Blessed Peter Faber began their friendship by sharing rooms while students at the great medieval University of Paris. When the "Compania de Jesus" was formed in 1551, these three were its most influential members.
The foyer (or "narthex") of Prep's chapel features an icon depicting the work and spirituality of these three companions painted by Dora Bittau. An essay describing some key aspects of the work available below.
The corners of the Chapel each feature a window depicting the spiritual focus and possible movements of one "week" of the Exercises. The windows feature glass etchings taken from original artwork, specially commissioned for this project from Fr. Arturo Arauja, a Jesuit from Colombia. Fr. Arauja's own comments on his work for the Companions Chapel can be found below.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
All students will have the opportunity to receive the sacrament every Lent and Advent. (2017 dates to be determined).  Priests are always available for individual confession on an appointment basis. Everyone is welcome to attend.