Students begin each day with prayer, offering the day to God and recognizing his presence. Sister Maria Christi invites students to pray the rosary for the intention of the school community each day. Teachers and students pray throughout the day before meals, all special classes and for particular needs.
Religion classes are imbued with prayer throughout the grades. In pre-kindergarten through second grade, students participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) lessons. The CGS Atrium provides developmentally appropriate lessons and a prayerful atmosphere for young children to experience God’s presence. Scripture and Catholic Teaching form the basis of the religion curriculum.
Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
Every First Friday, the whole school takes part in the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. Through adoration, we express our devotion to Jesus present in the Eucharist.
Stations of the Cross
On Friday afternoons during Lent, our students follow Jesus’s journey to Golgotha through the Stations of the Cross.
The Passion Play
The eighth grade students present a Passion Play each year for the school community during Lent.
The Living Rosary
Saint Henry’s Living Rosary is a unique way that our school brings the rosary to life. Each class is assigned a part of the rosary. Eighth grade students lead meditations on the mysteries. The living rosary is an act of corporate prayer unique to Saint Henry School.
The entire school takes part in the Faith Rally, which is a special Eucharistic celebration. Over the course of two days, the students study and share their faith, learn about that year’s theme, and get to know each other across grade levels. Faith Rally Day begins with an all school Mass and the children take part in a day-long praise and worship experience led by a professional musician and music minister.
May Crowning is a Mass dedicated to Mary and is a special occasion for the eighth and second grade students, who process during the Mass, form an honor guard and crown the statue of Mary.