together in prayer at all-school liturgies is a central part of the spiritual
life of St. Edward High School. Our community celebrates mass together roughly
once a month during the school year, and priests from many different parishes
and Diocesan offices are invited to celebrate mass and share time with the St.
Edward High School community.
have the opportunity to take an active role in liturgies throughout the school
year. At each mass, students serve as lectors, altar servers, gift bearers,
greeters, and sacristans. Student musicians and the St. Edward High School
Choir provide the music ministry for all school liturgies.
year, a group of St. Edward High School seniors serve as Eucharistic Ministers for
each of our all-school liturgies. These students attend a diocesan training as
well as a day long retreat at St. Edward High School. These students also participate in a monthly
spiritual formation program.
typical yearly mass schedule:
September - Mass celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patron of the
Congregation of Holy Cross
Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Edward the Confessor
November - Mass celebrating the Feast of All Saints Day
December - Mass celebrating the beginning of the Advent Season and the Feast of the
January - Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week
February - Mass commemorating Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season
March - Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph, the patron of the Brothers of Holy
May - Baccalaureate Mass
May - Closing Liturgy
Prayer Services and Daily Prayer
addition to our yearly all school masses, we also provide a number of prayer
services, and prayer experiences for our student body throughout the school
Prayer - On Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school, St. Edward High School
seniors lead a prayer service for the entire school community. Our morning
prayer is based on the readings of the day, and features a short reflection of
the day’s Gospel. These reflections are prepared and delivered by our student
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Service and Award Ceremony - A prayer
service commemorating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. King. The St. Edward High
School Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Award, which recognizes an individual whose work or
activities help spread the message of non-violence, love and human dignity
throughout our community is awarded at this annual prayer service.
Reconciliation Service - During the season of Lent all students are invited to
participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. As a part of their religion
course, students participate in a communal reconciliation service, and are also
able to receive the sacrament of reconciliation as a number of diocesan priests
join us for the day to hear individual confessions.
Week Prayer Service - Usually held the Wednesday of Holy Week, this all school
prayer service provides a time for our entire school community to come together
in prayerful contemplation of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Team Liturgies and Prayer Services - Faith formation, central to our St. Edward
High School Mission, is also a vital part of the life of each of our sports
teams, and our teams participate in regular prayer services and masses
throughout their seasons.
Edward High School Worship Committee is a group of St. Edward Students that
meets weekly to plan for all-school liturgies, prayer services, and school-wide
themes for various liturgical seasons. The Worship Committee is open to
students of all grade levels, and interested students should contact Ms. Cari