Prayer & Worship
“A family that prays together, stays together.” Fr. Patrick Peyton
The best way to start a day is by praying and going to daily Holy Mass. Every morning, Mass and the Holy Eucharist are offered in the Carroll school chapel at 7:10 a.m. Once a month, our entire Carroll community and student body will gather for special liturgical Masses throughout the school year. We have an opening Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the school year, a Memorial Mass for deceased Carroll alumni and faculty, a Thanksgiving Liturgy, an Advent Mass, an opening Mass for Catholic Schools Week, a Mass on Ash Wednesday, 40 Hours closing Mass, a Holy Week liturgy and a live stations assembly, a May Crowning & Mass, and a closing Mass at the end of the school year.
Student-led lunchtime prayer services also take place daily in the chapel for the first 5 minutes during all lunch periods. All students are invited to attend before heading to the cafeteria.
Each school day and every class begins with prayer. Archbishop Carroll administration, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ by developing a steady, personal prayer life.
Prayer is also a part of our athletic programs at Carroll. Coaches and captains are to pray before and after every game. Service projects are mandatory on each team and are also a vital component to building team unity and good sportsmanship. Occasionally, athletes will participate in a team Mass or an Our Lady of Victory prayer service before a big game to foster their faith life on and off the field.
Eucharistic Adoration is held every Friday during the school day.
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament occurs in the Chapel from the conclusion of the 7:10 AM Mass until Benediction at 2:25 p.m. Classes stop in occasionally for a time of prayer and students are invited to visit the chapel during their lunch or free periods.
After school, Genesis is a biweekly time of communal prayer with our Eucharistic Lord in the Carroll chapel. Students lead this time of prayer through praise & worship music and Scripture meditation. Times are chosen and announced through student leadership. It usually take place around 6:45pm on a selected weeknight every other week.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at any time in the School Ministry office. Confession is offered during all lunch periods once a month in the school chapel. Our students also take part during their theology classes in school penance services during Advent and Lent.
RCIA is available for students interested in becoming Catholic and being fully received into the Church. They are officially welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass at a designated Church in the local area. They receive their sacraments during the Easter Vigil. We meet in the ministry office during a selected lunch period every two weeks.