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Liturgies & Prayer

PRAYER

One of the most important facets of the Christian life is regular prayer, and as such, prayer is an integrated part of campus life.
Each school day begins with the Pledge of Allegiance, the HSM Mission Statement, and the Morning Offering prayer. Additionally, students and teachers begin each class period with various prayers from the rich history and spirituality of the Christian faith.

Weekly Mass

EVERY FRIDAY MORNING PRAYER IN CHAPEL

As one body in Christ, we gather as a school family to begin a new week with our hearts and minds focused on Christ, Jesus. Students and teachers gather in praise and testify to how we are fully coming to know who God is through our everyday lives. Monday Morning prayer begins at 7:20 a.m. in the school Chapel.

I ADORE Wednesday

Every Wednesday at both lunch shifts there will be Eucharisitic Adoration and prayers, led by a group of dads.

FIRST & THIRD FRIDAY MASS AND EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

We are so blessed as Catholics to be able to receive the true presence of Christ in the most Holy Eucharist everyday. The Blessed Sacrament allows each of us to develop a more deeper, and personal relationship with Christ. Mass will begin at 7:10 am in the chapel followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 8a.m. to 3p.m.

MORNING / AFTERNOON OFFERING PRAYER

The Holy Savior Menard School community starts and ends the day praising and giving thanks to God. Each morning at HSM begins with school-wide community prayer. Students hear about the lives of Saints, the history of Catholic feast days, liturgical seasons, and other Catholic doctrines. After, we join in prayer to the Sacred Heart of Mary. At the end of the day, we join in prayer to the Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

RECONCILIATION

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered several times throughout the school year (at least once each quarter), giving students the opportunity to participate in this important sacrament of healing and forgiveness. Confessions are heard by priests in the local area of the Diocese of Alexandria. Confession is offered every Wednesday from 7-8 A.M. in the Chapel. School-wide confessions will be held at a later date.

LIVING ROSARY

The Living Rosary is an activity conducted twice each school year that allows the entire school to participate in one of the more important devotions found in the Catholic faith. The event usually takes place during October, January in Catholic Schools Week, and May. The Living Rosary, in vigil form, takes on different themes and focuses such as praying for our country, for the unborn, etc.

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS

The Stations of the Cross help to bring us closer to Christ, Jesus as we meditate on His great and unconditional love He showed for us through His most sorrowful Passion. Stations of the Cross are every Friday morning during Lent.

BACCALAUREATE MASS

(May 12th)
This is a beautiful liturgical ceremony that is offered in thanksgiving for the blessings God has bestowed upon the graduates and their families. The Mass is for the graduating class and their families which is held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

MAY CROWNING

(May 01th)
May Crowning is celebrated each year. The month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. As Catholics, we honor her as "the Queen of May." A wreath of blossoms is placed on the statue of Mary's head to indicate Mary's virtues, virtues that are to be imitated by the faithful.

SENIOR MASS

(May 09th)
This is the last school Mass for seniors as the entire school community gathers in worship to pray for our seniors as they prepare to leave HSM and move forward into the next chapter of their lives.