Weekly Liturgies

Sts. Simon & Jude School students give witness to their Catholic identity by understanding and participating in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.  The spiritual, moral and religious development of the students is promoted through a variety of activities. Each school week begins with a student body assembly and prayer led by Student Council members. Individual classes take turns creating and reading prayer intercessions at the assembly.

Sts. Simon & Jude School students attend Mass each week and participate in schoolwide Masses and para-liturgies. They are involved in the preparation of these liturgies under faculty supervision. They participate as cantors, lectors and altar servers for the parish and school. Faculty and staff serve as Eucharistic ministers and lectors for both the parish and the school. Schoolwide liturgies and para-liturgies include the Back-to-School Mass, Advent prayer services, Christmas Program, Catholic Schools Week Mass, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning, Mothers’ Day Tea prayer service, Graduation Mass, Thanksgiving Mass, Ash Wednesday Mass and Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Students are given opportunities for spiritual growth during the annual schoolwide retreat each spring. They are aware that these occasions provide the opportunity to fulfill the Schoolwide Learning Expectation of living the life of an active faith-filled Catholic.