The celebration of Mass is central to our life of prayer, just as our chapel is the physical center of our building. The entire student body celebrates liturgy monthly and on all holy days throughout the year. We also worship together during Catholic Schools Week.
In May, we celebrate Mass for the deceased alumni of Bishop Ludden. Each class takes responsibility for planning and leading the prayer in at least one liturgical celebration.
Every school day begins and ends with prayer led by a student, and each class opens with a prayer. This gives students experience in a variety of traditional prayers and in creating their own unique expressions of faith, hope, love, thanksgiving and petition. These may include, but are not limited to, the Way of the Cross, Meditation, The Rosary and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On days when a priest is unavailable for Mass, Communion Services before school are conducted by Peer Leaders.
We hold an annual May Procession in honor of the Blessed Mother, patroness of our chapel, our Diocese and our nation. We gather during study halls to pray the Rosary for peace. During Lent, we hold “Peace Parties” during which we pray in thanksgiving for the peace we have and the people who have been peacemakers in our world and to meditate on ways to increase the peace in our community and our world.
The entire student-body and faculty celebrate Mass monthly and on all holy days throughout the year. Each Mass is planned by the Campus Ministry Department with the help and participation of a different class each month. The list of Mass dates for the 2015-2016 school year is as follows:
September 11th, Friday: 9/11 Remembrance and Welcoming Mass
October 7th, Wednesday: Our Lady of the Rosary Liturgy
November 2nd, Monday: All Souls Liturgy & Commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers
December 8th, Tuesday: Mass of Immaculate Conception
January 15th, Friday: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
February 10th, Wednesday, Ash Wednesday
March 16th, Multi-Cultural Mass
April 8th, Friday: Bishop Ludden Memorial Mass
May 5th, Thursday: Ascension Thursday
Two of our liturgies are held off campus. The 8th Grade Rite of Passage Mass at St. Charles on Wednesday, May 26th at 6pm and the Baccalaureate Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Sunday, June 5th at 6pm.
Our priest, Father Daniel Muscalino says Mass on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the chapel before school starting at 7:40am and ending at 8:00am. All students and faculty are welcome to attend these smaller Masses.
Altar Servers and Eucharistic Ministry
Students in any grade level have the opportunity to participate in monthly Mass by altar serving. Whether they have been trained at their own home parish or they need to be trained at Bishop Ludden, this is a great way to be involved in Mass. When students are in the 12th Grade, after they have been confirmed, they may attend Eucharistic Minister Training. They are then commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers at the All Souls Liturgy in November.