Student Life
Campus Ministry

Sacraments

List of 5 items.

  • Liturgy

    The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered daily on Campus. A number of students and faculty attend daily Mass at St. Mary’s Church. The entire school attends Mass once a month. In August, we start the school year with a Mass for our Faculty before the students return. Then we have our first Mass in the Gardens, celebrated by our High School Prefect . Every month we gather as a school community to celebrate Mass in the Church. We have students participate by being Altar Servers, lectors, ushers, gift bearers, Sacristan, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic and music ministers. In May we have a joint Mass with the Elementary School in the Carroll Gardens, in honor of the Blessed Mother.

    St. Mary's High School students also assist with the 5pm Youth Mass, every Sunday at St. John Neumann, as music ministers, lectors, EME’s, Altar servers, ushers and gift bearers. Students enjoy attending Mass and then gathering afterwards for dinner and fellowship.
  • Reconciliation

    Students have two formal opportunities to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, once during Advent and once during Lent. Saints are also able to receive the sacrament during their retreat experiences. St. Mary’s also provides confessions to individual religion classes when invited.
  • Sacrament of Confirmation

    St. Mary’s High School encourages our students to receive the sacraments at their home parish. If they wish to make it here, they need to contact the Parish of St. Mary’s to sign up. St. Mary’s Catholic Church confirms in the 10th Grade.

    If a student has fallen behind in receiving the sacraments, and would like to continue with them, or if a student would like to convert to the Catholic Faith, we will work with them and their family. St. Mary’s High School will work with the student and family through our own RCIC/RCIA program.
  • Adoration

    We are blest to have a perpetual Adoration chapel on campus. Students and Faculty often begin their days in the chapel and are invited to go over during the day. Religion classes often go to the chapel or to the church for class prayer. Adoration and Praise and Worship are offered on a regular basis.
  • Prayer

    Every morning students begin with prayer led by a member of the Admin. team. Prayer is also led over the afternoon announcements by our students. The blessing at the end of the day is led by a faculty member and is the blessing of the foundress of the SSND’s, Blessed Teresa Gerhardinger. Teachers begin their classes with prayer, led by students or the teacher themselves.

HS Mass October 7

St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.