The Carroll community encourages its students, administration, faculty, and staff to explore the riches of our Catholic identity and tradition. Community members strive to develop spiritually through prayer, reflection, and service. Liturgies - Daily Mass each morning is offered in the Carroll Chapel. Eucharistic Adoration is held throughout the day on the first Friday of the month, ending with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The school year begins with the Opening Liturgy and continues with many celebrations highlighting the liturgical calendar of the Church and milestones in the lives of our students including a Respect Life Rosary Devotion in October, Thanksgiving, Advent, Forty Hours Devotion, Catholic Schools Week Liturgy, Ash Wednesday, Junior Ring Day, May Devotion to Mary and Baccalaureate Mass. Students and faculty members participate as lectors, Eucharistic ministers and altar servers, and the Archbishop Carroll Chorus lead the assembled people of God in song.
As a class, students at Carroll participate in a retreat experience each year. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors spend a day with class members focusing on a chosen theme and examining how that theme relates to them. These retreats offer an opportunity for students to identify with classmates and explore their relationships with God and one another. The administration, faculty and staff attend a day of reflection at a nearby retreat center.
The KAIROS Retreat is a three-day, overnight retreat offered to the senior class. This powerful retreat experience focuses on friendship and unity with God, family, and classmates. Students and adults alike share life experiences as a means of identifying with, and understanding one another. They speak of their own relationships and life situations, obstacles encountered, and the ways to overcome them. Dependence on God and one another is seen as a blessing and a gift. All are challenged to find God in themselves and each other.
The KAIROS Retreat is conducted four times each year at a designated retreat center. It is planned by teams of students and adult faculty/staff members under the direction of the school minister. Those seniors who do not participate in the KAIROS Retreat attend one of several days of reflection offered during the year for seniors.
Service - In keeping with the gospel message of serving God and others, Archbishop Carroll High School aims to help those in the school community and beyond. Carroll students engage in service projects such as collecting money for various missions in the United States and South America, providing food to feed the homeless throughout the year, and supplying gift baskets for needy families in local parishes at Thanksgiving. Our Theology classes, sports teams, and Community Service Corps perform service throughout the year for many people and organizations. They exemplify the motto,CARROLL CARES